Karen Klein Says That She Feels Sorry For The Kids That Bullied Her
Yesterday I wrote about how school bus monitor Karen Klein was verbally abused and today I updated the article about how Internet philanthropists have donated over $200,000. Students on the bus said all sorts of mean things like how she looked like a troll and how she did not have a family because they committed suicide. The video was seen over 1.5 million times. Throughout the course of the 10 minute video, she said it it took “a lot of will power” to sit through the teasing without raising her voice. She said “I’m not usually that calm.” The students that taunted her are under investigation, but their names have not been released because they are juveniles. They will not face disciplinary action until September when school was back in session.
“I’m so amazed,” said Klein in an interview with People. “I’ve gotten the nicest letters, emails, Facebook messages. It’s like, wow – there’s a whole world out there I didn’t know.” Klein said that she does not want the bullies to be punished, but she hopes that their parents see the videos and hear the words that are coming out of their kid’s mouths. Then she wants the kids’ parents to talk to them.
This is the message that Klein is passing on to the parents of the kids that taunted her: “I’m sorry that your sons acted the way they did.” She added: “I’m sure they don’t act that way at home, but you never know what they’re going to do when they’re out of the house.”