Video of NY Bus Monitor Being Bullied Goes Viral

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

More than $120,000 has been raised online for an upstate New York bus monitor who was taunted and verbally abused by students.

The incident was captured in a 10-minute video posted to YouTube showing 68-year-old Karen Klein trying her best to ignore the stream of profanity, insults and outright threats directed at her.

By early Wednesday, the video had gone viral.

Klein said that she "was just trying to ignore them and hope they would go away."

The Greece bus monitor didn't report the incident, but school officials notified police when they learned of it.

An investigation has been launched.

By Thursday morning, the international crowd funding site had raised more than $124,000 to send the grandmother on a vacation.

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