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10th Grader Chinea Larkin’s Own Bus Driver Is The One Bullying Her

As we’ve learned from Houston high school freshman Jayron Martin — who suffered a pipe gay bashing assault at the hands of classmates, after his principals and school bus driver allegedly refused to offer protection — sometimes your bus driver won’t be your ally against harassment. But then comes Lansing 10th grader Chinea Larkin, who says it was her bus driver doing the harassing.


“When I got off the bus, I stood up and was about to get off the bus, she [the bus driver] was like, now you can get your gay self off my bus,” says Larkin. “Well, she said get your gay tail off my bus.”

After immediately telling her parents, Larkin and her family filed a complain with the school district. And it looks like they’ve got plenty of ammo: Not only do witnesses back up Larkin’s story, but there’s footage. “Charles Williams taped the scene with his phone and the family fears, without it, there’d be a lot of doubt,” reports WLNS. “There were at least 20 students onboard at the time, students district officials may interview. Chinea hopes they do more than just ask questions.”

The driver has been put on leave. Says Larkin: “Yeah, I feel discriminated against, and I hope she doesn’t have her job.”

On:           Dec 4, 2009
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    • andy_d

      Kudos to Ms. Larkin for coming forward, to her stepmother for supporting her and to the student who recorded the incident.

      Dec 4, 2009 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      In some cases the only way to change minds is for these bigots to lose their jobs. They become tolorant really fast when there is a penalty for not being tolorant.

      Dec 4, 2009 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      I am sure this subhuman piece of filth can get a job
      driving a bus in a ugandan school district…….

      Dec 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • me

      Oh, it’s michigan. she’ll probably get a raise.

      Dec 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Brooklyn

      There are many lessons to be learned at school; and this is a really good one. Yes it is too bad that kids face bullies of all types BUT what a great story when the one who is picked on gains the support of their friends and family and fights back.

      Maybe there needs to be a gay bigot bully site where victims can post pictures of these bullies.

      Dec 4, 2009 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alicia banks

      holy homohaters teach children to hate gays!
      this driver should be fired immediately.
      thank god for cell phone cameras!
      alicia banks
      eloquent fury

      Dec 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Quake

      Funny how the black community would have a video phone up that quick knowing how homophobic they are.

      I wonder how fast a videophone would rise up if it was a gay (male) couple being verbally assulted?


      Dec 5, 2009 at 1:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pawsum

      @ quake:
      Yes, the blacks are homophobic. And they steal. And they’re on welfare. And they. . .
      Perhaps you would stop to consider the fact that other (black) students stood in Chinea’s corner and helped get the bus driver removed means that your statement is not entirely correct? Ah, but it would be foolish to let logic or reason get in the way of a good racist rant. It is good to know that the white community is *not* homophobic. Especially the Republicans, most white college fraternities, and most of the US military. All-embracing, all-loving, certified homophiles. I’m sure that if a gay male couple was getting the crap beat out of them in, let’s say. . .downtown Billings, Montana at 2 a.m., straight white people would rush to defend the couple. Right?
      So let’s get to the real cause of your resentment, quake. It’s okay to just come out and say it. We’re all adults here.

      Dec 5, 2009 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Quake

      @ PAWSUM

      I wasn’t aiming to be logically correct, but rather cynical to the fact of the probability that the chance would most likely be slim if it had been a Gay (Male) couple.

      But in fact, we may never know the true outcome cause it was lesbians.

      As far as me getting to the real cause of my resentment, I think my above sentence holds the source to that.

      Dec 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BobP

      Too bad the bus driver can’t be prosecuted for child abuse.

      Dec 5, 2009 at 9:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Attmay

      @3 Terrwill:

      This subhuman savage would probably become a Member of Parliament in Uganda.

      Dec 6, 2009 at 12:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)

      ROSA PARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AMEN!!!!

      Dec 7, 2009 at 1:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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