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Rossana Lucas, a school bus driver in Florida, has been suspended from work for answering a call from her son in the Marines.
According to WSVN, Marine Michael Alfaro is stationed in Afghanistan and his mother, Lucas, had not heard from her son in seven months.
Fox News shares that Alfaro was calling his mother to wish her a happy birthday.
“He said ‘Mom, I am OK, I love you, Happy Birthday,’” said Lucas, “Because my birthday was December 10, and I said, ‘Thank you I love you and you take care’ and that is it.”
Video surveillance cameras were on board the bus, and the school district sent her a letter that suspended her for five days soon after.
Lucas has stated that she had no time to call a dispatcher for permission to answer because her phone was already ringing. In addition to this, she was two blocks away from the parking lot and there were no children on the bus.
“If I don’t answer in that time he will have no chance to call me back again," said Lucas, “He has to wait three or four months again to call me back.”
The school district has agreed to take another look at this case and another hearing will be held on April 9.