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IN People ON 21 Oct, 2016
There's no doubt that although out of innocence, kids can be cruel sometimes. Most of the time, they focus their wickedness on one another, but sometimes they do it on adults too, by bullying.
Here's the story of a group of seventh-grade students, who were caught on film verbally bullying a-then-68-year old bus monitor.
In June 2012, four students from Greece Athena Middle School in New York recorded themselves verbally striking Karen Klein.
Here's the full story.
The male students can be heard insulting Karen, calling her names like 'fat-a** ' and remarking about her family that "they all killed themselves because they didn't want to be near you."
The heartbreaking reality is that Karen's son committed suicide 10 years before the devastating bus incident.
They repeatedly touched her and threatened to throw eggs on her house, urinate on the door, and even physically harm her.
And the children said she cried because she missed her box of Twinkies.
The videos were full of profanities and insults. People everywhere demanded justice for Karen.
The school also announced that each student was required to complete 5 years of community service and complete a program in bullying prevention.
Toronto-based nutritionist Max Sidorov, when heard about Karen's story, it felt such an impact that he began an online campaign to help give Klien a vacation.
On July 27, 2012, Karen announced her bittersweet ideas to retire as a bus monitor. And, she also put her earnings to good use and established the "Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation."
So what you think, were students sufficiently punished for their actions?
What should be the future requirements to stop such nuisance?
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