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Teen mom kicked off school bus for feeding infant

Bradenton, Florida— Bus drivers are in charge of enforcing the rules, but when 16 year old Shelby Rayburn brought out a bottle to feed her crying seven month old son Gavin, she was told that was against the rules.

“[The driver] said no food or drinks on this bus,” recalls Rayburn who is a sophomore at Central High School’s special program for teen moms.

The bus driver took Shelby and her son back to school where they were told they’d have to find their own ride home. Her parents say the whole situation just doesn’t make sense.

“He was hungry he was screaming, he wanted to eat. And all she was doing was trying to feed him,” says Shelby’s mother Sherri Baker.

“It kinda hurt me because that’s my son and I need to please his needs. If he’s hungry, I need to feed him,” Rayburn said Wednesday afternoon after school.

Making matters worse, Shelby lives nearly an hour away from school in Myakka City, and depending on how many stops the bus makes that ride can sometimes take up to three hours.

“They’re instructed to feed and diaper the child before they get on the bus,” says Manatee County Schools spokeswoman Margi Nanney who added the bus driver did nothing wrong and was only following rules.

But Shelby feels rules intended for students shouldn’t necessarily apply to her seven month old son.

“I think they need to make an exception. They need to kinda bend the rules and let me feed him.”

Child safety experts say normally infants can go two to four hours without being fed. But Gavin has a medical condition that requires he be fed more often.

School administrators are trying to help making Shelby’s stop one of the first on her route home. As for now though, bottles are still not allowed on the bus.

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  • "They are instructed to feed and diaper the baby before they get on the bus"

    Yeah...cause a baby understands schedules...LOL. If a baby does not want to eat just before, it wont.

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  • funny how florida might once again be the decider factor in the presidential election.

    we need change alright...lets give florida to cuba.

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  • Dawsopolis: "funny how florida might once again be the decider factor in the presidential election.

    we need change alright...lets give florida to cuba.

    "

    Yes

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  • Dawsopolis: "funny how florida might once again be the decider factor in the presidential election.

    we need change alright...lets give florida to cuba.

    "
    Quite possibly the single greatest idea in the history of mankind.

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  • Idiot bus driver. He might be a loser in life, but he's king of that bus damn it!

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  • All the Right To Life People - need to stupid the f**K up on this one. Hey....Keep the Baby....so deal with a teenager on the school bus with a baby. LOVELY!

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  • thats why he is only a bus driver.

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  • Night_Owl49: "What the fuck is a baby doing on a school bus? "
    coz the mother haven't graduated yet.
    You have regulations but this baby had a medical condition so i hope they can sort things out in the near future.
    It's hard to make rules that apply for everybody because there are always exceptions.

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  • I would have had the baby arrested because he violate das regelungen und vee must obey zee rules !!!

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  • we shouldnt allow teens to have babies. they are barely childs themselves. I cant wait to see what kind of idiot(s) will result of her early and irresponsible sexual life.

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    • @was_ist_das
      your type don't want teens to have sex but you also don't want kids to have access to sex education and birth control. oh and god forbid someone should get an abortion.
      so a girl gets pregnant and has the baby, tries to care for her child, finish her education and look at what real options she has and does her best.
      you see no one is saying a damn thing about the boyfriend. he did the same thing she did. she just stuck around and tries to do the right thing.

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  • I BET THE DRIVER WOULDNT OF THROWN HER OFF IF SHE HAD PUT THE KID ON HER TIT..MORE LIKE CRASHED THE BUS PURVIN AT HER BOOBS

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  • It will even be more of a safety issue if the kid kept crying, and would not be quiet. The bus driver will smash into someone if my child was on that bus. If my babies don't eat they will not be quiet no matter what you do. My son would be so loud the bus driver would drive to the mental hospital instead of the school that is if he makes it. I just let my husband watch the kids while I go out, but for teen moms I can imagine it is alot harder without lots of support. I wounder what would happen More..

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  • Bible thumpers really have nothing to do with rap, and television. The media, and hollywood big wigs tend to be very liberal.

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  • Is this bus driver on some fucking power trip?

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    • @Interloper
      after we moved to a new neighborhood my kids had to ride the school bus for the first time. my daughter was only six and scared. the first thing that happened when she stepped on the bus was that bitch bus driver yelled at her. she starts crying so the driver yells at her again.
      mind you the bus driver lived next door to us.
      what an ignorant evil witch. i told her off but i had to tread lightly as she had my kids on her bus everyday. she would certainly have been mean and vindic More..

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  • oh no it's a titty tit! stop the bus other people are being violated!

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  • leakedlive: "wow the grandmother looks old enough to be the babys mother."
    yup...I see a pattern here. :)
    Rules are rules...banned her from the bus.

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  • RabidMarsupial2: "
    Night_Owl49: "What the fuck is a baby doing on a school bus? "
    Heh.

    FINALLY, someone asks the blatantly obvious.

    A horny teenager spreads her legs for an equally horny teenager and is now, for some reason, entitled to drag the product of their mutual stupidity onto a bus designed to haul kids to school...
    What's even better is that now this worthless twat is going to sue the school district because the schools prim More..
    It's human nature to be sexual and babies are often the result. To bad we dont teach contrceptive methods as effectively as they do in Europe. (thanks evangelicals) The fact that she makes such an effotrt to finish her education is a plus for her. the school for girls with babies should ne in every major metropolitan area. I dont think teens have ing babies is an ideal situation. My wife and i waited till we were 30 and even then it's a challenge. but once it's done we cant punish people. And babies need to eat when they're hungry.

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  • RabidMarsupial2: "
    Night_Owl49: "What the fuck is a baby doing on a school bus? "
    Heh.

    FINALLY, someone asks the blatantly obvious.

    A horny teenager spreads her legs for an equally horny teenager and is now, for some reason, entitled to drag the product of their mutual stupidity onto a bus designed to haul kids to school...
    What's even better is that now this worthless twat is going to sue the school district because the schools prim More..
    Wasn't she on that bus to go to a special school for teenage mUms?

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  • The reason this rule exists is because the bus drivers are lazy underpaid fucks.

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  • Interloper: "
    RabidMarsupial2: "
    Night_Owl49: "What the fuck is a baby doing on a school bus? "
    Heh.

    FINALLY, someone asks the blatantly obvious.

    A horny teenager spreads her legs for an equally horny teenager and is now, for some reason, entitled to drag the product of their mutual stupidity onto a bus designed to haul kids to school...
    What's even better is that now this worthless twat is going to sue the school district because More..
    Wasn't she on that bus to go to a special school for teenage mUms? "
    yeah, and since it has to go all over the city, for far flung teen moms, she's on the bus for 3 hours!!, thats 6 hours a day ffs. with a baby. they get hungry and he looks like a big hungry boy:) I give her credit for going to the program at all. she could have quit and just got her GED. I think the rule is no food or drinks for the students, the baby is hardly a student. Idiot administrators in this shitty program.

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  • LOL - the rule is a 'safety issue - to stop children choking on the bus'.

    Pathetically stupid.

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  • Cretins on both sides. And these are the people who determine the future genetic makeup of humanity. Wonderful.

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  • Jesus christ
    Looks like she was fucken 15 when she had the child. Let me guess is the babys father in jail?

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  • The title should have read, Soon to be rich teenage mom etc!

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  • It's funny that the bus drivers don't have any balls to get in the middle of a fight to stop it but they have enough balls to stop a mom from feeding her baby, Pathetic!

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