Internet Cash Rains Down On School Bus Monitor Viciously Harassed By Students
After a cell phone video of New York school bus monitor Karen Klein being cruelly harassed by students went viral, one guy thought it would be nice to create a small vacation fund for the beleaguered woman. That was two days ago. At this writing over $224,000 has poured in.
Klein, who lives near Rochester, has been deluged with media requests since the video went viral—she's booked to talk with Anderson Cooper on CNN and appear on Fox & Friends—and this morning she was interviewed by Good Morning America. "I was just was trying to ignore them,” Klein tells GMA. "Usually I sit right in back, and I should have that day, but I sat one seat ahead so there was one boy in back of me and one boy in front of me. They just kept it up. They thought it was funny.” Making a senior citizen cry by threatening to defecate in her mouth and stab her? Hilarious. One of the insults was even more sickening than we initially thought. In the video below, you can hear one of the boys say, "You don’t have a family because they all killed themselves because they didn’t want to be near you." The local ABC affiliate reports that Klein's oldest son killed himself ten years ago.Klein says she doesn't want the involved students arrested, just "grounded all summer, or maybe all year." She adds that she's blown away by the public's response. Below is the clip, you may just want to hold on to that good feeling about the money.
UPDATE: Another $60,000 has been donated since I wrote this post two hours ago.