An eight-year-old girl in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. was told she's no longer allowed to read books on the school bus because it poses a risk to the safety of other students.Discussed at Reddit ("Books are dangerous; if they ban guns, the criminals will just get books.")
Sarah Auger loves reading and used to enjoy using her 20-minute ride to and from school to read for pleasure. But recently, her bus driver told her she had to stop.
She says she was told reading posed a risk to other students on the bus. He suggested they might stand up to see what she was reading, or she might poke herself in the eye with the corners of the book.
27 April 2015
Careful with that book - you might poke your eye out
CBC News relates this story about an authoritarian school bus driver: