Bus Monitor Cries While Middle School Kids Bullied Her For 10 Minutes

Bus Monitor Cries After Bullied

Students riding a bus in Greece, New York belittled, badgered and bullied a bus monitor into tears. The bus was part of the Athena Middle School in NY. The bus monitor was riding the bus to help try and keep the kids safe and under control. What the bus monitor, Karen H. Klein got were horrendous attacks verbally over and over.

The video was recorded for over 10 minutes and 9 seconds of extremely uncomfortable attacks. The video reveals the students that were saying all of the profanity & verbal attacks to Karen Klein who is 68 years old. The students listed as involved are: Luis Recio, Wesley Helm, Brandon Teng and Joshua Slesak.

It was reported by a donation website that Karen earns around $15,506 a year. Students made fun of the bus monitor Karen by saying things like, “You’re so f**in poor you fat a**.” Karen kept calm and responded to the middle school kids, “I try to live by some of these words, I try and it’s really hard. It says to live with integrity.” The kids said, “I’m surprised you know how to read. Nobody cares about what the f**cking kitty purse says.” The kids start to read her purse and make fun of her quoting off some of the sayings like, “Dare to laugh”, “Be remarkable” … One of the kids says, “You already are remarkable by taking up the whole entire seat.”

The kids went of for ten minutes on telling Karen how fat she was and how much she was sweating. At one point Karen responded, “It’s not sweat, I’m crying all over.” At many points during the video you can see the bus monitor deflecting the insults and attacks with shrugs and trying to look out of the window. When Karen quits responding some of the kids start telling her to give them her address. The kids said they wanted to break into her house and take all of her things, pee on her doorstep and crap in her mouth.

The story is heart wrenching and terrible and literally shows you what kids are like these days. The video has racked up over 2,222,743 million views. Don’t worry there is a good part to the ending of this story. There was a link shared with the video of Karen Klein being attacked that asked people to donate to Karen. The request was to help Karen go on vacation and retire.

Karen Klein DonationDuring writing this story we monitored the donation site and saw the amount donated to Karen go from $344,622 to $348,049. You can also help donate and help Karen retire.

The donation website is located here

The donation site allows a flexible funding campaign and the campaign will receive all of the funds by Friday July 20th, 2012.

On June 21st, 2012 Fox News revealed that Karen Klein would not press charges from an announcment from Captain Steve Chatterton of the Greece Police Department. “Obviously we are upset with what we saw in the video, both as parents and police officers,” Chatterton told reporters during a press conference Thursday afternoon. “But at this time, she has decided she does not want to press criminal charges.”

On the donation site contact information is provided for you to reach out and speak out to officials, school members & to take action:

Link to the school’s website: http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/athena-middle.cfm

Bus number: #784

School’s fax number: (585) 966-4039

Principal of the school’s E-mail address: David.Richardson@greece.k12.ny.us

Staff E-mails & Other Links:


Karen’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kklein1944

Karen’s daughter came onto the donation page to give an update from June 21st, 2012 and said:

************ UPDATE 11:00 am est 6/21: This is Amanda (tammbg below). I am Karen’s daughter and I just joined this campaign. I have spoken with Max and with Indiegogo and we just want to thank you so much for your support. I am at work now so can’t put a picture up yet. We are completely overwhelmed with all the support, so thank you. *************

10 Comments on "Bus Monitor Cries While Middle School Kids Bullied Her For 10 Minutes"

  1. I wish i could do something, like start a petition to make sure these kids get punished in some formal way, because the victim has decided not to press charges, and obviously if these kids are acting this way to begin with, their not going to be punished by their parents properly. Although this behaviour is despicable and the kids need to be disiplined, its an obvious sign of a lack of proper parenting! I’m not even religious but i firmly believe in ‘Do unto other as you would have done to you’! If I ever found out that my child acted this way towards another human being, besides punishing them to the fullest extreme (not physical abuse), I would treat them the way they treated this innocent person for at least a day. Follow them around all day yelling crude and demeaning remarks towards them, and at the end of the day ask them how they felt. In todays world of absent parenting, taking their cell phone away as ‘grounding’ or ‘punishment’ is NOT enough! THESE KIDS NEED TO BE PUNISHED, BUT THE PARENTS NEED TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THEMSELVES AND THEIR RESPONSIBILTY IN RAISING THEIR CHILDREN PROPERLY, WITH MORALS AND EMPATHY FOR OTHERS!!!!

  2. three hundred and fifty thousand! Ludicrous…

  3. Although I feel the same disgusted and appalled emotions that are posted here.. I’m extremely disappointed to every comment within the article and in response to the article stating it’s how ‘kids these days’ behave.

    It’s not to blame the generation. Yes, I’m responding to this due to my own age (turning 21 this August). However, I have never heard any of my peers in high school speak this way especially to anybody older than them. In fact, if a peer did that.. within a couple minutes that person would be hoping they could leave school early. None of my peers tolerated that behavior towards any staff member. I’ve never even had those thoughts about another human. Other of my personal peers who have seen this have agreed.

  4. whatever happened to “shut the h*** up or I’m stopping the bus and you’ll walk home”? I grew up taking the school bus not too long ago & the moment the bus driver heard a swear he was hollering. It wasn’t an empty threat either, believe me…

  5. I raised two children now 22 and 26 without spanking and as put here beating their a**es and they are wonderful respectful adults and would never treat someone. I you do not have to spank or physically strike children to raise good kids. I never understood the logic behind teaching kids how to behave and how to treat others by physically striking them. You set rules, you dont give them everything the wish for, you spend time with them, you teach by being an example in how you treat people. Sure my kids had punishments if they were disrespectful but not for any little mistake kids make. I talked with my kids not down to them. These kids probably have parents who to spank in anger this breeds anger and bitterness not good behavour. Spanking instead of taking time to make you children feel worthy, loved, and safe is what parents who donthave time or want to spend the time with the children they brought in this world. If an adult acted in a way or did something wrong and you “spanked” them it would be battery and criminal charges but acceptable to do to children. My two children are proof you do not have to strike kids to raise wonderful respectful caring people but you do have to make them a priority and put in the time to love them and guide them everyday not just when your not tired, busy, or want to be doing something more fun. There is no me time just raising your children time until the job is done and they are wonderful adults

    • Hello Sheri,
      I think it’s fantastic that you didnt have to.spank your kids and they grew up to be great people. However, I was spanked as a child, (I’m still a child… I’m 16 but I’m not spanked anymore) and I can PROMISE that if my parents didn’t spank me I would probably be in jail right now. I think that is the best thing my parents could have done for me. I give Mother and Father the utmost respect to this day, and will continue to do so. It depends on the individual. Me, I needed spanking as a child. Your children are possibly just gopd natured and you’re lucky. When I have children I will spank them. The kids in this video most likely receive no form of punishment as a result of their actions… There is no doubt in my mind, that if their parents spanked them, then they would hold some sort of respect, fear, and love for their elders. That is all… Have a nice day 🙂

    • Yeah… your kids are probably horrible when you’re not around. Your one of those mothers that is shocked once you find out your little church kid is a meth head.

  6. I have to agree with Jerry, kids that don’t get spankings act like this. Kids that don’t get disciplined often are like this. Kids that aren’t taught to respect their elders are like this. Bring back the boards & belts.

  7. This just shows what the piece of sh** kids are like these days. We are doomed with these little brats ready to grow up and be the leaders in our country. Videos games, iPhones, free music, easy food, A/C, no more bike riding and running around outside… lazy rude terrible kids. What you get when spanking is practically illegal. These kids need more than a spanking, they need their a*ses ripped off.

  8. Taylor Bostic | June 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply

    This is so sad. I have a young son and i will do everything in my power to make sure my son has respect for other people… I have never talked to anyone that way in my life… I also want to know why none of the other kids on the bus did not say anything. I was always doing my best to stop bullying. If those kids were my children not only would they get major punishment, but they would go to her house tell her they were sorry and did anything around her house that she needed done for at least a month and i would sit there with her the whole time if i had to… It is sad the way children are being raised these days.

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