BREAKING NEWS Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in helicopter crash Full Story

School bus driver removed from route after leading prayer

Driver says his rights were violated.

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 12:28 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities-area school bus driver says his rights to free speech and to practice his religion were violated when he was taken off his route for leading students in prayer.

The Star Tribune reports that Quality Care Transportation removed George Nathaniel from his route last week. He drove children to Nasha Shkola, a charter school focused on Russian language and culture.

Quality Care owner Muk Musa says school officials received complaints that Nathaniel was forcing minors to pray.

Nathaniel says he wants to turn people to Christianity, but he never forced students to pray.

Musa says Nathaniel isn't fired, but hasn't received a new route either.

Nathaniel was fired from driving Burnsville children four years ago for the same reason. He's also a pastor of a Minneapolis congregation.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 25°
Albert Lea
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 28°
Austin
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 29°
Charles City
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 25°
Rochester
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 24°
Winter is roaring back
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Weather Forecast Sean 12/6

Image

Making medical cannabis more affordable

Image

Sports Overtime part two

Image

Airfare prices drop at Rochester International Airport

Image

Sports Overtime: Friday night's basketball and hockey highlights

Image

Kerry joins Former VP Biden on campaign tour stop

Image

Byron Middle School Awarded $100k

Image

Operation Christmas Eve

Image

Deputy Chief retiring

Image

Youth Climate Strike

Community Events