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MPS grieves loss of another bus driver

Mustang Public Schools informed families Sept. 24 that bus driver Tammy Hutchison died of COVID-19.

“We ask for everyone to please keep the family, friends and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers,” Superintendent Charles Bradley wrote in a release.

Hutchison drove bus No. 7. She had been with the district for more than 20 years.

A GoFundMe has been created for Hutchison’s memorial service. People can view it by looking up “Tammy Hutchison Memorial Services” on

The district provided the following resources to families, as well:

• National Parent Hotline: 1-855-427-2736;

• Childhelp Hotline: 1-800-4-A-Child;

• 211;

• Oklahoma Coronavirus Hotline: 877-215-8336.

“We will continue to work with our state and local health agencies to monitor this pandemic and affirm our commitment to the health/safety of our staff and students,” Bradley wrote.

Hutchison is the second bus driver to die of COVID-19. Five transportation employees have died this year.

The district has had a total of three COVID-related deaths.

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