Outpouring Of Support For School Bus Monitor Karen Klein After Being Viciously Bullied By Students [Graphic Video]
I will start with a WARNING about the video below that depicts one of the most horrendous examples of bullying that I personally have ever seen. These events are shocking beyond words and equally heartbreaking. Karen Klein is a school bus monitor in Rochester, NY's Greece Central School District.
On this particular day, the middle school students on the bus turned on Klein and unleashed the most savage verbal attack that anyone could ever experience. The video is ten minutes long, but you certainly do not have to watch for more than 30 seconds before you get a clear picture of what is coming for the 68-year-old grandmother of eight before she was reduced to tears.
The verbal assault on Klein goes beyond all reaches of humanity and is nothing short of cruelty in its purest form.
Bullying in today's society has reached epic proportions and it might be the number one social issue of today's world. Klein says she is hard of hearing and had no idea how bad the attack was until she watched the video.
The lowest point of the attack came when one of the boys said she didn't have any family because "they all killed themselves because they didn't want to be near you." Klein's son died by his own hand 10 years ago.
Believe it or not, the story does have somewhat of a happy ending. The outpouring of concern for Klein turned into a fundraising campaign that has raised more than $184,000 for her.
Klein is overwhelmed by the support and said the reason she was able to maintain her composure during the savage attack was because, "I didn't want to do anything to hurt anybody, I have escaped a lot on my life and I'm trying to let things go."
None of us should let this go. This needs to be a BIG TIME wake-up call about bullying. Klein is one person, but this kind of thing happens to millions of kids every single day and it has to stop. The parents of these kids cannot let this go - they must be dealt with accordingly and educated accordingly.
The kids on the bus have apologized - whatever good that does now. See the attack below, but BE WARNED ABOUT THE VERY GRAPHIC LANGUAGE. You can also see Ms. Klein's response below as well.
Another warning, you will cry - I did.