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Cruel Students Bully Their Elderly Bus Monitor Until She Cries And Then Get What They Deserve

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.

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Cruel Students Bully Their Elderly Bus Monitor Until She Cries And Then Get What They Deserve

Cruel Students Bully Their Elderly Bus Monitor Until She Cries And Then Get What They Deserve

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The victim was a 68-year-old widow named Karen Klein, who worked for the school district for 23 years.

The victim was a 68-year-old widow named Karen Klein, who worked for the school district for 23 years.

And this is what happened

And this is what happened

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.

The children didn't stop there

The children didn't stop there

They repeatedly touched her and threatened to throw eggs on her house, urinate on the door, and even physically harm her.

Karen tried to ignore the brutal attack, but when she admitted to the students she was crying

Karen tried to ignore the brutal attack, but when she admitted to the students she was crying

And the children said she cried because she missed her box of Twinkies.

The videos went viral with millions of opinions and sparked global outrage 

The videos went viral with millions of opinions and sparked global outrage 

The videos were full of profanities and insults. People everywhere demanded justice for Karen.

The four middle school students involved were suspended from school for a year and banned from bus travel

The four middle school students involved were suspended from school for a year and banned from bus travel

The school also announced that each student was required to complete 5 years of community service and complete a program in bullying prevention.

It was a complete stranger living in another country who ultimately helped Karen

It was a complete stranger living in another country who ultimately helped Karen

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.

Max said Karen's story resonated with him so much because, he was a victim of bullying, as a child 

Max said Karen's story resonated with him so much because, he was a victim of bullying, as a child 

Within weeks, the fund surpassed its $5000 goal and raised over $650,000

Within weeks, the fund surpassed its $5000 goal and raised over $650,000

She did not change her lifestyle and chose to continue living in her home

She did not change her lifestyle and chose to continue living in her home

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."

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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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