A school bus driver, who also works as a deputy, is accused of threatening gay children with hell on a school bus in Clay County, West Virginia on Sept. 5.
Superintendent Joe Paxton claimed that he first learned of the allegations when the high school reported the incident to the school board, reports WSAZ.
Paxton cited an unknown rule or law that supposedly prohibited him “from going into detail regarding these preliminary allegations.”
However, the Facebook page of Nicholas County Democrats went into detail:
“On Tuesday morning, September 5th, 2017, an openly gay student from Clay County High School in Clay, West Virginia, boarded the school bus of part-time driver, Robert Belt, and sat down beside another student.”
“Allegedly, Robert Belt, also a full-time Clay County Sheriff Deputy, dressed in full uniform, announced over the bus PA system, “No faggot activity will be permitted on this bus. In my Bible it states that ‘faggots will burn in Hell,’ and I will not condone it.”
“On Friday, September 8th, 2017, a Clay County high school parent learned of the incident and voiced her concerns to the Clay County High School Vice Principal, Alan Tanner. Initially, Vice Principal Tanner stated, ‘I don’t know what you are talking about,’ however, when pressed Principal Tanner said that he had reported the incident to the Clay County Director of Transportation, Jared Fitzwater.”
“The concerned parent discovered from the victim Leslie Osborne, Clay County school counselor, had taken three statements from students present on the bus.”
“Currently, Deputy Robert Belt continues to drive for the Clay County School system and is continuing to perform his official duties as Clay County Sheriff Deputy.”