Karen Klein’s story sparked nationwide outrage and prompted 32,000 people to donate money on her behalf. In all, more than $700,000 was raised, so Klein has launched her own anti-bullying foundation.
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.
The middle school students who tormented a bus aide in Upstate New York have been suspended from school for one year.
Ten minutes of humiliation led to action and an outpouring of support for an upstate grandmother. In only three days, school bus monitor Karen Klein has turned into an Internet celebrity.
The 10-minute cell phone video that was posted to YouTube shows 68-year-old Karen Klein trying her best to ignore a stream of profanity and insults.