There are a number of issues here.
Should any kind of head covering be allowed for school bus drivers?
Should the media report when driver of a school bus involved in a fatal accident was wearing a head covering (scarf, hoodie, whatever)?
Should a newspaper who has allowed a columnist report the fact that the media isn't reporting the head covering issue then go and remove the story when the heat gets turned up?
Is it racism if we discuss the issue at all?