School Bus Drivers Reprimanded for Praying

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HOUSTON, Texas (WHNT) – Group prayers from school bus drivers in Houston were cause for discipline from their school district.

The prayers stemmed from the effects of tragedy that rippled through the group. One of their own lost a 12-year-old daughter after she was hit and killed by a vehicle. Fellow drivers rallied around the mother by surrounding her in prayer via a back channel on the bus radio system.

Someone heard the prayers and reported the drivers to the North Harris County school district. The district then wrote up five of their drivers saying the letters they received were not for praying, but for using school property for private purposes. The write ups are in the drivers’ personal files. The group and supporters are trying to get the letters removed from their files.

We want to know what you think. Should the school system have reprimanded the drivers for the group prayers over the bus radio system? Tell us what you think on the WHNT News 19 Facebook page. We’ll share some of your comments in tonight’s News Pulse at on WHNT News 19 at 9:00 p.m. It airs weeknights on WHNT2.

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