A school bus driver will not be fired after telling an seven-year-old boy he and his two moms are going to hell.
The second grader had come home from school in Orlando, Florida, repeating the driver’s words and saying the family should look at Jehovah’s Witnesses videos online.
One of his moms, Nathaly Encarnacion, said she was ‘shocked’.
‘I couldn’t understand it because he has always been super proud to have two moms,’ she told the Orlando Sentinel.
‘I kept asking him why he felt that way, and he just went on and on about how we can’t be together or we’ll go to hell.
‘I cried myself to sleep that night.’
She found out it was the Alta Visa Elementary School’s bus driver, Violeta Jacobo, that had been putting the thoughts into their son’s head and had given him a business card for a local Jehovah’s Witnesses church.
‘He told us [that having two moms] is not right, and God doesn’t like that, and it’s the reason we’re not going to make it to heaven.’
Jacobo will not be facing any disciplinary action, according to the Sentinel. Instead, the bus driver was instructed to follow the code of conduct and was told to not discuss or promote religious matters.
Encarnacion in considering legal action over emotional damage.
‘At the very least, she should be suspended or put on heavy probation,’ she said.
‘She shouldn’t be around kids at all. She was an authority figure in my son’s life, and what she said really affected him, disturbed my family and our lives completely
‘Someone also should be talking to me about counseling I’ll be having to get my son and what my family is going through now.’