Back on February 12th, it was negative-35 degrees in Calgary, Canada. And a school bus driver named Kendra Lindon was set to pick up some junior high kids to take them to school . . . but her bus wouldn't start.
After about 20 minutes of trying to fix it, the bus STILL wouldn't start, and Kendra realized the five kids on her route had been outside 20 minutes . . . and were probably close to getting FROSTBITE.
She's been picking up the kids since they were in kindergarten, so she decided she HAD to do something about it . . . and hopped in her SUV, picked all of them up, and took them to school. And for that . . . she was FIRED.
It was against the bus company's policy for a driver to pick up students in anything but a bus. Plus, since her SUV didn't have seatbelts for all of the kids, two boys had to ride in the back without them.
STILL . . . given the option between kids FREEZING TO DEATH or kids NOT freezing to death, it seems like there SHOULD be wiggle room. That's the problem with zero tolerance . . . some things aren't black-and-white.
Several parents have already written in demanding that the bus company rehire Kendra.