Bullied Bus Monitor Wants Apology, But Still Believes ‘All Kids Aren’t Bad’

The video is disturbing.

As “let’s give Karen Klein a vacation” campaign, and nearly $140,000 has been raised as of this hour.

For her part, the 69-year-old Klein tells the Rochester newspaper that as the abuse was happening “I was trying to ignore it … to black it out, big time.” She didn’t report the incident, she says, “because it was almost the last day of school. … Why bother? What good’s it going to do?’

Now, she would like an apology: “They could write me letters. … I don’t know if I want to see them face to face again. I doubt it.” She wants to hear that “they won’t do it to anyone again.”

And will she return to bus monitoring next year?

“Yes. … Because all kids aren’t bad.”

Well said, Mrs. Klein.

The D&C has also posted video from its interview with her.

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