A “horrible” female bus driver in Missouri has been sacked after telling an innocent 11-year-old girl she was gay for touching her best friend too much.
Maurissa Rushing, pictured, was playing a game with her friend where they chased their fingers across each others arms.
Maurissa said the bus driver held the two girls behind after taking them and other students to Pathway Academy, a local charter school.
“She said that we are gonna burn in hell real bad,” she said. “I didn’t expect it to happen.
“She was talking really bad to me and I didn’t like that,” Maurissa told WDAF-TV before brushing back tears, adding, “She’s just been the most horrible bus driver I’ve ever had.”
The bus company, First Student, said the driver was fired the moment they found out what had happened.
Maurissa’s parents say that is not enough, and are planning to sue.
Her mother, Patricia, said: “I feel like she was all day by herself, dealing with it. How do you deal with that at 11?
“She’s been through so much, she just did not deserve to be put in this situation. It’s not fair.”