A mum was mortified after laying eyes on a letter to her son from his school bus driver when she found it in her boy's backpack.
The note was penned by a driver in the US state of Oklahoma and propositioned the seventh grader to “hang out together to play, talk”, local news outlet News4SA reported.
It was sent home with the boy on Friday (local time), prompting the angered mum to call the school and police immediately to report the inappropriate conduct.
She told the publication she had previously been suspicious of the bus driver who once asked to give her son a hug, but the letter was the final straw.
“I'm writing this note to you because as you know when school is out, there's really no time to talk, just a quick hug. For some time I've been wanting to talk to you about spending time together with you and I... and maybe with some other friends of yours? What do you think?” part of the note read.
“Of course it would be with the OK from your parents. I really want to be friends with you and every once in a while, hang out together to talk, play etc.
“Yes! I am a grown up, but I like friendship with kids like you. Tell me what you think. No pressure though.”
The driver signed off saying, “love” and his name.
“Never in my wildest dreams would I think that this was one of my kids that this would happen to,” the boy’s mum told the publication.
“He wants to be chummy with my kid. He wants to do things that are unthinkable with my kid.”
The mum said the bus driver, who also worked as a school monitor – a role involving overseeing student behaviour, was removed from servicing her son’s route following her complaint.
He was no longer employed by the school following the incident, according to CNN.
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