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Bullied School Bus Monitor Karen Klein Announces That She’s Retiring

Karen Klein (credit: CBS 2)

Karen Klein (credit: CBS 2)

GREECE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) - A New York school bus monitor who was shown in a video being relentlessly bullied by a group of boys said she’s retiring.

Karen Klein told The Associated Press on Friday that it was a tough decision to leave the job she held for three years, but that it’s time to move on.

The 68-year-old suburban Rochester grandmother said that she’s not quitting because of what happened on the last day of school in June, when four seventh-grade students taunted her with profanity, insults and threats during a school-bus run. A 10-minute video of the episode went viral online and spurred an outpouring of more than $700,000 in donations from all over the world.

The Greece school district has suspended the students for a year.

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