Johnny Cook was a school bus driver from Haralson County, Georgia until a Facebook post about a hungry student cost him his job. Cook described his encounter with the pitiful little boy in a Facebook post,
A middle schooler got on my bus this evening and said Mr. Johnny I’m hungry.
I said why are you hungry buddy? Didn’t you eat lunch? He said no sir I didn’t have any money on my account. I said they would let you charge it? No sir.
Huh! What! This child is already on reduced lunch and we can’t let him eat. Are you kidding me? I’m certian (SIC) there was leftover food thrown away today. But kids were turned away because they didn’t have .40 on there (SIC) account.
As a tax payer, I would much rather feed a child than throw it away. I would rather feed a child than to give food stamps to a crack head.
Cook discussed what happened next in a news interview below.