Ha ha muhfuggas!
Yesterday we reported on a school bus aide that was bullied mercilessly by the mean and evil kids that ride her bus. Today, it appears that she will get some retribution…
Elderly Bus Aide Bullied By Kids Gets $100,000 Vacation From Website After Video Goes Viral
A school bus aide in upstate New York who was mercilessly driven to tears by student bullies found an outpouring of support Wednesday after video of the cruel taunting was uploaded online.
The upsetting incident led Greece Central School District officials and local police to investigate the verbal harassment against Karen Klein, a grandmother of eight, who was riding on a school bus Monday with a group of children from Greece Athena Middle School.
Klein, 68, said she never planned to report the kids’ nasty behavior, but found herself in the spotlight after cell phone video of the abuse was uploaded to YouTube, according to reports.
“It was like ‘wow,’” Klein told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle after watching the footage Wednesday. “I can’t believe it happened … It was just plain mean. Nobody should have to put up with that.”
She was hoping her tormenters would just stop if she ignored them: “Trust me, they didn’t go away,” she said.
During the 10-minute video, which contains crude language, students are repeatedly heard mocking her and targeting her weight and age.
As cruel as this is, there is a group of strangers that want to show Klein that there are still good people in the world.
Supporters for Klein quickly rallied around the 23-year school district veteran, raising more than $99,000 early Thursday in a campaign on Indiegogo.com.
“She doesn’t earn nearly enough ($15,506) to deal with some of the trash she is surrounded by. Lets give her something she will never forget, a vacation of a lifetime!” the campaign urges.
A Facebook support page called “Kindness for Karen” had more than 2,000 “likes” late Wednesday.
“I wanted to make sure that she doesn’t lose faith,” the page’s founder, Kendra Fee, told the Daily News.
“There are way more people who have her in their hearts and want to support her, and there’s a lot more kindness in the world,” said Fee, of Rochester, who doesn’t know Klein.
A school district spokeswoman said the children involved would face disciplinary action, although not until the school year begins again in September, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.
These little bastards should all be suspended or worse! How can anyone treat an old lady like this?! We’re glad that she will get some compensation for having to deal with this kind of bullisht.
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