A Louisiana school bus driver is out of a job after making a racist comment about George Floyd toward a Black middle schooler.
The incident occurred on April 9 while a school bus headed to Trist Middle School in St. Bernard Parish, according to WWL-TV. Rashad Gabriel, 11, arrived at the bus with his face mask below his nose. The unidentified white driver chastised him, and the boy said he was out of breath because he ran to make it on the bus. Instead of minding her business, the drive came out the side of her neck.
“Since George Floyd, that’s what you all say, but I don’t see a knee on your neck,” the driver responded. Floyd died last May after former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin suffocated him with a knee to the neck. Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter on Tuesday.
Rashad was offended by the remark, and when his mom Rose met him after school, she noticed something was off. When she asked her son about his mood, he told his mom about the George Floyd comment.
“I’m like, ‘Are you sure she said that,’ she recounted to WWL-TV.
“‘Yeah, all the kids on the bus heard it,’” Gabriel replied.
In addition to the small witnesses, the Bigoted Becky made the remark in front of a surveillance camera inside of the vehicle.
Gabriel drove her son to school the following Monday and reported the incident to school officials. Eventually, school superintendent, Doris Voitier, got wind of it. She told WWL-TV the driver is gone. Due to privacy concerns, she did not specify if the woman was fired or resigned.
“She no longer works for our school system,” Voitier said. “I can’t defend that. I don’t condone that. What she said is offensive and inappropriate. It was racially insensitive. And we took appropriate action.”
Gabriel is glad the issue was resolved quickly, and ole girl will be stuck at home.
“It made me relieved that I know she’s no long on the bus with my son or anybody else’s child,” she said.
The now ex-bus driving Becky will have plenty of time to think about her KKKhoices, and that’s on George Floyd.