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Bullied bus monitor thankful for support, pleads for threats to stop
Yahoo News ^ | Jun 22, 2012 | Jason Sickles

Posted on 06/23/2012 11:39:28 AM PDT by Graybeard58

All bullied bus monitor Karen Klein wanted was an apology. Now she's getting that … and then some.

Police say the four boys who tormented the 68-year-old on a school bus in upstate New York earlier this week have taken responsibility for their actions. The students are also saying they're sorry.

"I feel really bad about what I did," one said in a statement to CNN. "I wish I had never done those things. If that had happened to someone in my family, like my mother or grandmother, I would be really mad at the people who did that to them."

Another said, "When I saw the video I was disgusted and could not believe I did that. I am sorry for being so mean, and I will never treat anyone this way again."

The video of the seventh-graders cursing, taunting and physically threatening a crying Klein has become a rallying point against bullying. It has also prompted an overwhelming outpouring of support for the longtime school bus worker.

An online campaign to fund a vacation for Klein had grown to more than $500,000 by Friday afternoon, far surpassing the initial $5,000 goal. Max Sidorov, the Toronto man who started the fund two days ago, said he did so partly because he was bullied himself as a child.

"Maybe we can send her on a great, early retirement," Sidorov told The Associated Press.

Then Anderson Cooper surprised the grandmother of eight on CNN Thursday night with an all-expenses paid trip for nine people to Disneyland from Southwest Airlines. The Walt Disney Co. made the same offer for Disney World.

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1 posted on 06/23/2012 11:39:34 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

I gave her 25 bucks I was glad to do it.


2 posted on 06/23/2012 11:44:07 AM PDT by steel_resolve (Ships With Holes Will Sink And I Will Swim)
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To: Graybeard58

Would somebody bully me please? LOL!


3 posted on 06/23/2012 11:44:57 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Graybeard58

Make the kids walk to school.


4 posted on 06/23/2012 11:50:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Graybeard58

I’ll go with it being a hoax.

The old lady, the kids, the parents and the guy who set up the fund are going to split the 500k and laugh all the way to the bank.


5 posted on 06/23/2012 11:50:27 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Graybeard58

I think its hilarious the little turds are getting a taste if justice.


6 posted on 06/23/2012 11:54:16 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Uncle Slayton
I’ll go with it being a hoax.

I'll go with you are a clueless moron who has no clue what he is talking about.

7 posted on 06/23/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Uncle Slayton

How wonderful life must be for someone as small and cynical as you. Gos help your soul.


8 posted on 06/23/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Correction;

God help your soul.


9 posted on 06/23/2012 12:12:55 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: MNJohnnie; mazda77; Uncle Slayton

I honestly didn’t believe Uncle Slayton was being serious with his post.


10 posted on 06/23/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Come quickly Lord Jesus.)
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To: MNJohnnie

“Then Anderson Cooper surprised the grandmother of eight on CNN Thursday night with an all-expenses paid trip for nine people to Disneyland from Southwest Airlines. The Walt Disney Co. made the same offer for Disney World.”

Maybe the can fool you and Anderson Cooper, but they can’t fool me.

All set-up just a little too well.


11 posted on 06/23/2012 12:14:54 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Graybeard58
I honestly didn’t believe Uncle Slayton was being serious with his post.

Then I read #11

12 posted on 06/23/2012 12:17:23 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Come quickly Lord Jesus.)
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To: Graybeard58

Kids are getting the justice and fear of God put in them they deserve. One Father was interviewed as saying that he was surprised his son would do such a thing and that he might get him psychiatric help. Pathetic he doesn’t see it’s his inability to parent. I can’t say what I’d do if my kids did that because there’s no way in hell they ever would.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 12:17:30 PM PDT by albie
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To: Graybeard58

In this age with so many camera phones, the You Tube and wall to wall pointless news coverage on the cable news networks, there is plenty of room and opportunity to pull a hoax.

However, I do not doubt that kids can be that cruel, but I will never be surprised by the length people will go to pull a hoax, especially when they can scam money.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 12:22:52 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

She would have to be an incredible actress to fake those years but I’ll be honest I wish I would have though of this first.


15 posted on 06/23/2012 12:23:25 PM PDT by chevydude26
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To: Uncle Slayton

The scope of the scam would have to be vast, for it to be an utter success like this. Not all the kids on the bus were in on the bullying, and it only takes one envious soul to help spill the beans.

Someone should carefully watch the kids’ means, just to be sure. But I doubt it. Now that it’s in the news I’d anticipate copy cats, however.


16 posted on 06/23/2012 12:23:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

If you object to being treated like an ass, don’t act like one.


17 posted on 06/23/2012 12:25:19 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Uncle Slayton

That’s about the... I can’t even wrap my head... Oh never mind. Good grief.


18 posted on 06/23/2012 12:28:13 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

The Toronto guy who started the fund was in on it too?

How did the “hoaxers” know anyone would do anything like that for her?


19 posted on 06/23/2012 12:31:15 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Uncle Slayton

This was documented with video tape and the bus driver. The woman who was harassed was a monitor, the kids have confessed.

Of course there’s always the possibility that all the kids, the driver, the monitor and the fund raiser in Canada were all in on the scam.

Highly, highly unlikely.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 12:32:05 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Come quickly Lord Jesus.)
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To: MNJohnnie

“If you object to being treated like an ass, don’t act like one.”
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Words of wisdom, my friend.


21 posted on 06/23/2012 12:35:56 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: steel_resolve

Same here. Disgusting that any kid(s) would treat a human that way never mind an elderly one at that.


22 posted on 06/23/2012 12:38:51 PM PDT by bluerose
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To: Uncle Slayton

Stay away from the soap operas, they’re clouding your judgement.


23 posted on 06/23/2012 12:40:39 PM PDT by bluerose
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To: steel_resolve; Graybeard58

The Rochester paper said she’ll owe tax. I can see it on the corporate gifts to her, but not on the thousands of individual gifts of $25 that made up the current total of $620,000 she will receive from the website.

I’m sending my gift to her address.


24 posted on 06/23/2012 12:50:54 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

So, someone gets called names & people send them money to the tune of 500k+? Ridiculous.


25 posted on 06/23/2012 12:58:04 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Graybeard58

There have been grander hoaxes pulled on the American people.


26 posted on 06/23/2012 1:02:27 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Puppage

? Ridiculous.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I’d call it karma. She gets rich. The boys feel the wrath of an entire nation. If it isn’t karma, then God has a delightful sense of humor.


27 posted on 06/23/2012 1:05:28 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: digger48

“How did the “hoaxers” know anyone would do anything like that for her?”

They know that there is a sucker born every minute.


28 posted on 06/23/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: wintertime

Giving the money to a charity is a much better idea, IMHO.


29 posted on 06/23/2012 1:11:57 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Graybeard58

Look, I feel bad this poor lady had put with the taunts and insults from these kids. But does she deserve $600,000 for it? No!

I have, and I am sure most everyone else has, been taunted or insulted (or the new word, bullied). You have two options. 1) Shake it off and let it roll off you, or 2) fight back.

It’s a cruel world and always has been since Cain slew Able. You got to toughen up. This lady just sat there while these kids called her names. She was the bus monitor for God’s sake! She was supposed to keep order on the bus. Instead she sat there an cried as the kids were unruly. From my view, she showed incompitence in her job.

I know this woman didn’t ask for the money, but the victicrat mentality of people think she deserves money for this.

The true outcome should have been the video was shown to the parent of these kids. The parents teach those kids a lesson about kindness, politeness and manners and those parents send those kids to see this woman have them apologize.

If everyone who was ever insulted by anyone was deserving of a cash reward, we’d all be rich. Give me a break.


30 posted on 06/23/2012 1:14:13 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

The old saying “when you find yourself in a hole, quit digging” is good advise my FRiend.


31 posted on 06/23/2012 1:19:10 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Graybeard58; All

the kids should be suspended for 2 weeks in the next school year and their parents should drive them to school.


32 posted on 06/23/2012 1:19:29 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: steel_resolve; Graybeard58

The Rochester paper said she’ll owe tax. I can see it on the corporate gifts to her, but not on the thousands of individual gifts of $25 that made up the current total of $620,000 she will receive from the website.

I’m sending my gift to her address.


33 posted on 06/23/2012 1:19:42 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Graybeard58; All

Has the Obama campaign called her yet to ask if she would like to donate the funds to his campaign?


34 posted on 06/23/2012 1:21:58 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Puppage

She should use some of the money to pay for a boot camp for the kids, run by R. Lee Ermey. Everyone wins that way, including the kids, although they may not know it for a few years.


35 posted on 06/23/2012 1:25:35 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: GR_Jr.
w, she showed incompitence in her job.
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If a lion is declawed and all his teeth are extracted how much bite do you think the lion would have?

I have seen this covered in the articles, I've read but, how much backup did she get from the school administrators? If none, then she is powerless. Perhaps the government school is incompetent in that they figuratively declawed her and extracted her teeth.

36 posted on 06/23/2012 1:51:02 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: GR_Jr.

But does she deserve $600,000 for it? No!
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Deserve? Deserve? ....Huh?....What is this? Life isn’t fair!

She got lucky. Good for her. I hope she is able to retire and enjoy a long and happy retirement.


37 posted on 06/23/2012 1:53:49 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Uncle Slayton
I’ll go with it being a hoax.

Oh, yeah. That's the ticket. Do you really think she and those little snots could really be such good actors? C'mon.

38 posted on 06/23/2012 2:36:02 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

There have been grander hoaxes pulled on the American people.

Yup. Name starts with and “O” and he’s a government employee.


39 posted on 06/23/2012 2:39:45 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Uncle Slayton; Graybeard58
There have been grander hoaxes pulled on the American people.

I'm aware of that. The moon landing and 9-11 for starters.

40 posted on 06/23/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: ntnychik; steel_resolve; Graybeard58
The Rochester paper said she’ll owe tax.

Government greed knows no bounds.

41 posted on 06/23/2012 2:52:05 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: gura

LOL! Why have people give you gifts, silly old lady, when you can have them fund The One’s re-election.


42 posted on 06/23/2012 2:55:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: gura
Has the Obama campaign called her yet to ask if she would like to donate the funds to his campaign?

LOL!!! Thanks for a much needed laugh!

43 posted on 06/23/2012 4:00:37 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Graybeard58; All

Call me a b***h but I bet no libs sent any money.


44 posted on 06/23/2012 4:13:47 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: GR_Jr.
What you think she deserves means absolutely nothing. She didn't ask for the money, the web site was set up for her, and we don't know what she is going to do with the money yet but I, for one, hopes she uses it to retire on.

What the he** does "what she deserves" have anything to do with it? The site was set up for $5,000, people felt sympathy when they saw the video and it just snowballed.

Sounds like you have a little bit of envy there to me.

45 posted on 06/23/2012 5:36:31 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Havisham
Call me a b***h but I bet no libs sent any money.

Some of them may have been for the government sending her tax payer money though.

On second thought, I dunno about that, after all she's white and presumably heterosexual.

46 posted on 06/23/2012 6:01:40 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Come quickly Lord Jesus.)
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To: calex59
Sounds like you have a little bit of envy there to me

Sounds like a lot of envy to me.

I'm envious to a certain degree but I manage to keep it under control. Wah, I wish someone would give me a half mil.

I cannot go along with sentiments of other posters though, when they say, maybe she will get an early retirement out of this (you didn't say "early"), after all, she's 68 years old.

I retired at 54, that's what I consider "early".

47 posted on 06/23/2012 6:08:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Come quickly Lord Jesus.)
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