Needy Teen Connected to Fired Transit Worker Gets Help From Second Good Samaritan

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Thu, 03 May 2012 07:55:13 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Days after a San Francisco transit worker was fired for giving a needy teenager free BART tickets, a second good Samaritan has stepped in to help the youth get to school.
     
A woman who wants to remain anonymous contacted the Flex Academy on Wednesday and said she would pay the 16-year-old boy's bus and Bay Area Rapid Transit fares to school until he graduates.
     
The act of generosity will cost up to $15 a day.
     
The woman decided to help after reading a story about BART station agent Jim Stanek's firing for giving the boy $300 worth of paid, unused tickets left behind by commuters. Those tickets are usually thrown away.
     
The teen's father died last year and his grandparents took him in and enrolled him in the Flex Academy.
      
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