Karen Klein to School Bus Bully Kids: Apology NOT Accepted!

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Karen Klein, the now famous school bus bullying victim, says she does NOT accept the apologies offered by two of the Greece, N.Y., kids whose taunts drove her to tears.

Klein, 68, has said she will not press charges or pursue any action against the terrible teenagers, claiming she feels sorry for them and their parents.

Accepting yesterday's apologies from the bullies, however? Not happening.

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Asked if she forgives the children who harassed her in light of the statements issued on Friday, she says, "Not really," and simply adds "I think they can do better."

Two of the devil children wrote the bus monitor letters after the video went viral this week and their 10-minute verbal torture session of the woman was exposed.

Klein also got a letter from the parents of a boy who participated. She and her daughter say they're not ready to forgive, though, given what she went through.

Klein also has a few suggestions about how the kids should be punished, including bans from both riding the bus and sports at school for a year or more.

Considering what she endured, that could be considered lenient.

Watch the video that started it all after the jump ...

The kids, whose names we are not posting here, have reportedly been the targets of death threats and harassment themselves since this broke.

Regarding the HUGE donations she's received from sympathetic Internet users, Karen Klein is nearly speechless - a windfall of $550,000 will do that.

She plans to donate much of it right back into charities supporting both Down Syndrome and autism. There's your silver lining to the above awfulness.

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I can't say it makes me good to watch this, but I'm still trying to figure out in a nation of free speech, how can she press charges for being so sensitive to verbal comments? Are we really able to lock people up over this, because I'm going to start going after people & pressing charges when they say awkward things to me too!!!

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I'm actually working on getting a viral video of someone victimizing me too, so I can work you gullible people. Can't believe this person got so much attention for NOT doing her job, how ironic! Without the boys in this video, there would be nothing to watch obviously...

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Im only 14 but what i saw in that video is disgusting!If i was on that bus i would have to punch them! There disgusting and they deserve all the punishment they get!

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Tori- I wouldn't let you blow me with your mouth and shitty attitude

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I am I junior high and I know how mean people can be. I feel so bad for this women and she should not forgive those boys. They do NOT deserve respect and they do not deserve to feel okay. I think that nobody should ever compliment them or care about them, because really that was awful and they are assholes and they should fucking cry.

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I think she did the right thing for herself, those kids and also for those involved families. One could not accept such light written apologies for such strong bullies. All I can see is, those kids and their families need to start from learning how to make a apology.

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those kids are tight as fuck

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I really think it is sad what happened. But after reading some comments it was truly interesting. Kristyn: She did not win the money.... Pink: If you are a teacher I hope you do not teach spelling/grammer.. and Prissy, my car needs a paint job also. Maybe she should set up a fund to help others or donate it. It is sad that this happens, but it does and because it is not caught on video it could never be proven. I read a statement that she said this happened on a number of occasions. If these things were happening on the bus for awhile why did she not report it before this happened. She is on the bus, getting paid to keep track of what happens so why was nothing said before?

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Karen, I taught grades7-9 for 34 yrs. and also got harassed verbally. If you need someone to give some money to, I would really appreciate it. I have a 1999 car I need to get painted. I only get $1,500. a month for retirement. Could you please spare a little money for me to maybe buy a car? Betty in WV.

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THANK YOU KAREN..MY SON IS AUTISTIC AND I THINK YOU ARE DOING A BEAUTIFUL OFFER FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY..I AM TERRIBLY SORRY AT HOW THESE TWO PRICKS TAUNT YOU AND MOCKED YOU ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE,AND ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY...LEAVE THEM TO GOD...GOD SEES IT AND KNOWS IT ALL...GOD BLESS YOU...