Brenda Gray School Bus driver, Justic...

Brenda Gray School Bus driver, Justice for Children?

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tngranny

United States

#2 Jul 24, 2014
I don't know this woman at all, nor do i live anywhere near her....but i have watched this play out since the beginning.I can tell she is extremely remorseful about this. Sure she did drive too fast,and there were consequences..as we all have seen..I am so sorry for the children's injuries and i know some have permanent injuries,that,i am extremely sorry about.But i really don't believe her nightmare is going away AFTER probation.I think she will live with this the rest of her life....and i also have pity for her,as a christian,how can i not...I do know of other bus drivers right in my own community,that my own children when they were younger have had bus drivers that have all been driving way too fast and came very close to some bad accidents.One bus driver...i know did have an accident,luckily no one was hurt..
tngranny

United States

#3 Jul 24, 2014
God be praised that no child was killed...And he seen fit for this woman's life to be spared..Amen
tngranny

United States

#4 Jul 24, 2014
God forgives In His Great Mercy...and so should we.
Dannyboy

Matthews, NC

#5 Jul 24, 2014
tngranny wrote:
God forgives In His Great Mercy...and so should we.
you got that right! Pray for HER and the children that were involved.
moving on

Johnson City, TN

#6 Aug 21, 2014
My kid was on that wreck. We are still paying hospital bills, we are still getting treatments every month and will continue to do so for the rest of her life. Yes she will go on grow up and move on with her life, however she STILL lives with this every day, Her back was broke, her ankel was broken to the point where she had 2 surgeries for it, her leg was fractured and has short term memory loss. There is NOTHING they can do for the short term memory loss. I had to reteach my child so many simple things that we take for granted every day. She fights pain in her back every single day and will for the rest of her life. When this happened I was told she woud never walk again. However, my child and I are fighters and we have made the impossible happen. So yes, we moved on. But we still deal with it 2 years later and will continue to deal with this. Many of the kids on the bus had nightmares for months after, some still can't even look at a bus with out breaking down. So just like Mrs Gray, they too will never forget this. The awards for the kids were a joke, the one my daughter got didn't even come close to paying her hospital bills, thank god I have great insurance. The way I see it, I am glad she didn't go to jail. The only thing I do not agree with is that it will be removed from her record. I don't see that as being right. The rest I am good with. She didn't get on that bus and say Hey today I am going to see how many of these kids I can hurt. She went to work like we all do and just made a bad mistake that day. She has been our driver for years and was always one of the best. These kids have delt with a lot as has she. Its time this gets put to rest and we all try to rebuild and make the best of a bad situation. There were no winners in this and in order for everyone to move on we all have to forgive Mrs Gray and hope the best for her in her life and that she can forgive herself for this one day as well.
Grandma

United States

#7 Aug 21, 2014
moving on wrote:
My kid was on that wreck. We are still paying hospital bills, we are still getting treatments every month and will continue to do so for the rest of her life. Yes she will go on grow up and move on with her life, however she STILL lives with this every day, Her back was broke, her ankel was broken to the point where she had 2 surgeries for it, her leg was fractured and has short term memory loss. There is NOTHING they can do for the short term memory loss. I had to reteach my child so many simple things that we take for granted every day. She fights pain in her back every single day and will for the rest of her life. When this happened I was told she woud never walk again. However, my child and I are fighters and we have made the impossible happen. So yes, we moved on. But we still deal with it 2 years later and will continue to deal with this. Many of the kids on the bus had nightmares for months after, some still can't even look at a bus with out breaking down. So just like Mrs Gray, they too will never forget this. The awards for the kids were a joke, the one my daughter got didn't even come close to paying her hospital bills, thank god I have great insurance. The way I see it, I am glad she didn't go to jail. The only thing I do not agree with is that it will be removed from her record. I don't see that as being right. The rest I am good with. She didn't get on that bus and say Hey today I am going to see how many of these kids I can hurt. She went to work like we all do and just made a bad mistake that day. She has been our driver for years and was always one of the best. These kids have delt with a lot as has she. Its time this gets put to rest and we all try to rebuild and make the best of a bad situation. There were no winners in this and in order for everyone to move on we all have to forgive Mrs Gray and hope the best for her in her life and that she can forgive herself for this one day as well.
This is one of the best post I have ever seen on topix. This is truly a great person who wrote this. I hope for the best for your family. God bless.

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