An investigation has been launched after a group of middle school students from upstate Greece, New York viciously bullied a school bus monitor on Monday.
School bus monitor Karen Huff Klein, 68, endured a profanity-laced thrashing from a group of students the bus. In the video, it is clear that Klein was inexcusably tormented as she attempts to fight back tears. The alleged abusers have been questioned by school and police officials. Officials are deciding whether or not to bring any formal charges.
Klein told Matt Lauer on TODAY Thursday:
“I want the boys punished, but I don't know how,’’ It made me feel really terrible, but I will get over it. I've gotten over everything else.”
The video really is heartbreaking, where students can clearly be heard calling the poor woman fat, a troll, elephant, and they additionally sent threats.
The exclamation point came when a student said:
"But you don't have a family because they all killed themselves because they didn't want to be near you."
Little did these crude teens know that the woman's eldest son had committed suicide ten years earlier. They should have listened to Klein when she sadly muttered:
"I'm crying. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all."
As messed up as this story is, thankfully there's a silver lining! A family friend started a fund to send Klein on vacation, with a modest goal of $5,000. But as the video went viral and word spread online, the fund exploded. So far, it's raised more than $200,000 and is still growing, according to Fox News.
WTF America? Incidents like this make it increasingly evident that parents these days are not doing their jobs in raising their bratty kids.
In all seriousness, this is someone's mother and grandmother. What happened to "respecting your elders?" Anyone who had their elder relative treated this way would want to beat these kids senseless, hopefully they get the punishment they deserve. Klein, we hope you put that money to good use by taking a permanent vacation. You deserve it!