June 21st, 2012
02:37 AM ET

Middle schoolers bully bus monitor, 68, with stream of profanity, jeers

A profanity-laced video of middle school students verbally abusing a New York bus monitor is sparking an outpouring of support  as strangers worldwide rally to her side.

In the video, the students taunt Karen Klein, 68, with a stream of profanity, insults, jeers and physical ridicule.

Some boys demand to know her address, saying they want to come to her house to perform sexual acts and steal from her.

The bullying continues unabated for about 10 minutes in the video, reducing Klein to tears as a giggling student jabs her arm with a book in one instance.

"Oh my God, you're so fat," one says.

Klein, a bus monitor for the Greece Central School District, said she tried her best to disregard the harassment.  The students involved attend Greece Athena middle school.

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  1. banasy©

    She. Was. The. Bus. Monitor. Not. A. Bully. Monitor.
    She probably can't make it withough a bloody extra paycheck...look and learn, folks.
    Thiis is YOUR future, the way the bloody economy is going.
    I highly doubt she WANTS to be on the bus with a bunch of future criminals.
    And it was a student who filmed it; there are no cameras on the bus.
    They had better get one on there, post-haste!

    June 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
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