Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 23:45:12 EDT
Subject: Another Subversive


This bus driver is truly a subversive fool. It would be nice if she spent a few minutes learning American ideals in her busy schedule of sweating out nonexistent beings. She should be fired...not reassigned.


Bible-Reading Bus Driver Reassigned

.c The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- School officials reassigned a bus driver who told a boy to take part in Bible readings on the way to school or find another way to get there.

The driver, Cassandra Agee, would have a student read the Bible and have other students interpret them.

Joseph Brown, a 15-year-old freshman at Robert E. Lee High School, said Friday that when he questioned Ms. Agee about the readings, she told him he could find another way to school if he didn't like them.

"I told her, `You can't do this,"' Brown said. "She said she hoped the Lord would forgive me."

Brown's mother, Ruth Whittington, complained to school officials, and Ms. Agee was reassigned last week to another bus route.

"People tend to think about school buildings when prayer is concerned and not to buses," Board of Education spokeswoman Angela Mann said.

Ms. Agee could not immediately be reached for comment through school transportation officials. Officials said the system's bus drivers were counseled about the complaint, but refused to explain exactly what they were told.

AP-NY-10-17-98 1626EDT

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