Karen Klein, School Bus Monitor, Harassed By Mean Kids; Internet Responds With Paid Vacation

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This video encapsulates the best and worst of human behavior.

Yesterday, the world got to see a group of idiot 12-15 year-old kids verbally abusing a 69-year-old bus monitor in Greece, N.Y. named Karen Klein.

Like, really badly. To the point that she cried.

The worst comment one kid made? "You are so ugly, your kids should kill themselves." Klein's son apparently did take his own life 10 years ago.

Depressing as it gets. But now, the redeeming part.

According to Mashable, irate users on Reddit, 4chan, YouTube and elsewhere decided to support Klein ... and not by offering bullying services to give the kids a taste of their own medicine (although we'll get to that in a moment).

Not even 24 hours later, more than $9,000 has been raised online to send the harassed Karen on the vacation of a lifetime! How great is that?

Enjoy it, Karen ... and get ready to reap what you sowed, kids.

There's already a Facebook group dedicated to opposing them, and local police are considering stationing officers outside their homes for fear of retribution.

UPDATE, 6/22: Klein has received a staggering $440,000 in donations - not a typo - and more importantly, an apology from two of the bullies.

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I was wondering what she was monitoring..isn't she there to instill a little discipline on the bus?? Otherwise what's the purpose?


I glad we are raising enough money for er retirement and she never has to return that horrible school environment.


May God rap his strong harms around you and give the comfort that you seek.
These children have not been raised to respect themselves, or anyone else. You showed a unimaginable amount of strength and dignity.


O.M.G. What I would do to be your father - you lil peace of shit. Let Daddy show you what life is all about. Plus, before I commence my operation on your little, scrawny ass, let me just say, I would call the police first, because, that’s what it’s going to take for me to stop beating your ass. But, you are not my son; consider yourself lucky.


Carol - "...I want to know how come the driver allowed this continue she or he had to hear what was going on?" I'd like to know that too, but I can understand how many school bus drivers AND teachers are afraid of the children they work with each day. Nowadays they so often behave like a pack of rabid dogs, which school workers have little defense against or effect on. It's time for parents to get back to the job of parenting, and to do it right - even if it takes a spanking once in a while.


This is what happens when you don't raise kids right. From at least 2-5 years of age, children should be strongly directed into good behavior, even if it takes a spanking once in a while to keep them directed rightly. This is what happens when you don't do that...you raise a generation of bullies with few scruples and no souls. I sincerely hope the parents of these kids see their behavior and deal with it rightly and without a bunch of the lame excuses so many parents indulge in nowadays while their children go to hell.


These children should all be given "F's" across the board in every class and never should be allowed on another bus and the parents should be made responsible to drive the children to school. This lady Mrs. Klein just went a long with horrible children. But what I want to know how come the driver allowed this continue she or he had to hear what was going on? I hope with this money raised she can retire and never ever have to go through this again. What happened tO: RESPECT OF PERSON PLACE AND THING!!! TREAT PEOPLE AS YOU WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED!!! RESPECT OF YOUR ELDERS!!!


mrs klein is what every grand mother shuld be like a very nice lady. if i had done any thing like what these young criminals did i would not able to sit for a week.these young criminals have no respect for there elders whatsoever, in these times, with pretty much no school dicipline,i hope karen klein can retire with proceeds given to her for the verbal abuse by these young criminals,I would vote for her to be the grandmother of the state of new york.


The reason this happens is thatmtheir parents let them getmaway with this shit at home. It comes from their
Example of not respecting others. It does not come out of nowhere kids need consequences.


Feels like Lord of the Flies. If you ever want to make a case for human depravity this is it. Sickens me. Now I think that the woman clearly lacked ability to confront, but that makes the behavior of these kids all the more despicable. They simply would not quit. Time for more than cancellation of bus privileges. This calls for strong community action, and (a forgotten concept) community repentance.