Yesterday a federal judge tossed a lawsuit in which a former St. Tammany Parish school bus driver claimed she was wrongfully terminated after a random drug test showed meth in her system.
Raven Maurer sued the St. Tammany Parish School board three years ago, alleging that her union and constitution rights to due process had been violated when her employment was terminated in May 2019.
Maurer, who had driven school buses for the district for more than four years, said the firing subjected her to embarrassment, humiliation and mental anguish. Her lawsuit said accusations of her illegal drug use by the school board were knowingly false. She was seeking compensation for past and future lost wages, as well as unspecified damages for the claimed mental anguish.