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Karen Klein's school bus bullies receive death threats
CBS News ^ | June 22, 2012 7:39 AM | Jim Axelrod

Posted on 06/22/2012 10:24:42 AM PDT by Olog-hai

(CBS News) The seventh grade boys seen in a video taunting bus monitor Karen Klein are getting death threats, CBS News has learned.

The threats to the boys and their families come as online donations for the grandmother of eight continue to pour in—already totaling more than $449,000. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: busmonitor; deaththreats; karenklein; schoolbullies
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1 posted on 06/22/2012 10:24:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

$449,000? That’s some nice compensation!


2 posted on 06/22/2012 10:27:15 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Olog-hai

Karen Klein should take that almost half a million in donations, make some solid investments, and take a vacation for the rest of her life.

“The best revenge, is living well”


3 posted on 06/22/2012 10:29:06 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Olog-hai

I have no sympathy for those little freaks.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 10:29:22 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Olog-hai

And? We are supposed to be upset about this?

I would put all the young perpetrators in shocking pink uniforms, shave their heads and put them to work scrubbing town sidewalks with toothbrushes.

THAT might make them reassess their views on taunting people.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 10:29:44 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: knittnmom
$449,000? That’s some nice compensation!

There's going to be a whole lotta schlubs trying to recreate the circumstances as part of a get-rich-quick scheme.

6 posted on 06/22/2012 10:30:05 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Their parents will end up suing her personally. Nothing like a liberal’s greed.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 10:31:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai
Somebody was joking (I hope) on another thread that some bottom feeding lawyer will sue the old lady on behalf of the kids for a cut of the $500,000 on the grounds that she is profiting from a video they also participated in.
9 posted on 06/22/2012 10:34:10 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Olog-hai

The people making death threats are worse than what the boys did.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 10:40:40 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: apillar
Counter-sue for twice the amount on the grounds that she should be compensated for appearing in a video she didn't give her permission to participate.

And so it goes.

11 posted on 06/22/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Olog-hai

“The seventh grade boys seen in a video taunting bus monitor Karen Klein are getting death threats, CBS News has learned.”

My reaction to this:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYES!

I hope for at least a year, they are huddled in their beds every night, blankets over their head, jumping out of their skin at the sound of every bug that bumps against the window screen, thinking it’s the person who’s going to come and snuff them out. I’m not saying I hope it actually happens, but I hope they live in fear long enough to learn a lesson they will never forget. They need it. And their parents should be ashamed of themselves for raising such disgusting little roaches.

That being said, if my son did this, he wouldn’t have to worry about any death threats, because Mrs. FD and I would kill him.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 10:43:25 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: knittnmom

She is at 522k now


13 posted on 06/22/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: knittnmom

Over 523 now.

It really is coming in that fast.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 10:46:13 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m just curious - what exactly was the woman’s “job” on the bus?

I never rode a bus as a kid, and my kids don’t have elderly ladies on their busses.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 10:46:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

To monitor these miscreants.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 10:49:15 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: knittnmom; All

Why are people sending her money?


17 posted on 06/22/2012 10:50:55 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: knittnmom

-—$449,000? That’s some nice compensation!


This represents the good-hearted people of this country, but the effort is misdirected —it represents appeasement/surrender.

These kids should be scrubbing the bathroom with a toothbrush. Period.

But the situation today is no different from what I witnessed in my junior high school years, back in the early ‘70s, in a wealthy suburb with the proverbial “great school system.” It was more like “Lord of the Flies.”

In the 1990s, I got my revenge by running for school committee in the same town. While the other candidates were talking about the new, futile, foreign language immersion program, I talked about how kids in junior high lived in fear, and how the bathroom mirrors were replaced by chrome plates, because the mirrors were constantly smashed.

The kids loved me. But the school personnel hated me, as did most parents. The experience was horrible, but one of my proudest moments. I lost in a landslide, was soon forgotten, and everything returned to normal.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 10:52:31 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: PGR88

It’s all in the news. School bus monitor is the name.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 10:53:18 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: houeto

It started with a goal of 5k to give her a vacation, but it went viral.

To see why, go here: http://www.indiegogo.com/loveforkarenhklein?c=home

Warning.... Very rough language.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 10:54:21 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: knittnmom

The old lady will never have to work again.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 10:55:05 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: beandog

Re: The people making death threats are worse than what the boys did.

Two wrongs don’t make a right


22 posted on 06/22/2012 10:55:22 AM PDT by jesseam
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To: Olog-hai
Of the four, only one has a father step up? And he doesn't make the perp go with him!

This may be part of the problem. Had I, back in the 50's, failed to respect an elder, my father would have whipped me every step of the way to the door of the person I owed an apology to just to assure that I did apologize.

But back then, adults were more important than children.

23 posted on 06/22/2012 10:57:08 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman ("Hope and Change" is PolitiSpeak for "New and Improved")
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To: Olog-hai
tuff teaty

my boys acted like that...their asses would look like eggplant meets banana in coloring

razor strap time*

actually i use a Luchesse belt that was their grandpas or a frat paddle

but i had a pal growing up whose daddy was a barber-cop and that strap was the worst whipping implement i ever saw

worse than switches or flyswatters or rubber hose etc

we're sadistic to our kids down South..lol

24 posted on 06/22/2012 10:59:36 AM PDT by wardaddy (i eat more chicken than any man ever seen....)
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To: Olog-hai

Honestly, when I saw the video, I thought the people picking on her were girls.

They sounded like girls...I guess these boys haven’t hit puberty yet.


25 posted on 06/22/2012 11:00:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai
7th grade boys, huh?

And the Big Lie continues. The video I watched revealed the GIRLS as the main aggressors, primarily one particulatly foul-mouthed little miscreant. But that would be sexist to say so - after all, we all know it is boys who are aggressive and foul; the precious little darling females are above reproach and future leaders of the coming liberal utopia.

26 posted on 06/22/2012 11:01:20 AM PDT by liberty_lvr (Drill Gaia like a 3 am prom date)
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To: jesseam

——Two wrongs don’t make a right——

It’s only wrong in degree —death threats are excessive.

But perhaps these people know what I know, that the perps will get a slap on the wrist, which, in comparison, is worse.

When I was in junior high, many moons ago, 1 in 100 acts of bullying were punished. Nothing good happens to a teacher who administers punishment, so punishment is never administered.


27 posted on 06/22/2012 11:03:04 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe the little bastiges are mistaking “I’d like to beat your ass” with a death thret.

Meanwhile, Karen should retire, go to Disneyland, and give 50K to whoever uploaded the video to Youtube.


28 posted on 06/22/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: beandog

I agree, beandog.


29 posted on 06/22/2012 11:11:51 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
But back then, adults were more important than children.

So true. At all of our large gatherings, the women would feed the men, then the women would eat, then us kids would get the leftovers.

30 posted on 06/22/2012 11:13:38 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Thanks for the link. I’ll check it out.


31 posted on 06/22/2012 11:16:48 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jesseam

Yep. You don’t teach children of this country to be kind and empathic and respectful of their elders by out bullying the bullies.

Sweetness, matching the heart demonstrated by Karen, is what should teach everyone on how best to be. The children have punishment and learning coming to them for their misbehavior.

Everyone is blaming the parents, but I don’t know these parents and can not condemn them. Children, in a pack of misbehaving peers at that age, make the decision to act like unthinking animals in a pack in following the leader rather than thinking for themselves and acting like a human being. This is how you learn to think before you become a blind follower of the coolest evil. In other words, a diversity ‘hate whitey’ hoodie mob following liberals. Or a hate fatty Moochelle follower.


32 posted on 06/22/2012 11:20:18 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: beandog
"The people making death threats are worse than what the boys did."

How's that? These kids threatened to stab her in the stomach, and break into her house, among other vile things. The little bastards are just getting a taste of their own medicine. What goes around...comes around.

33 posted on 06/22/2012 11:27:07 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Olog-hai

These brats are learning a good lesson: actions have consequences.

As far as people complaining about other people sending the old lady money — it’s their money. If they want to send it to the old lady, it is nobody elses’s business.


34 posted on 06/22/2012 11:33:31 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: bigbob

I hope she sends vacation postcards to the school those little beasts attended, with pretty pictures of Tahiti, Bermuda, Paris, Rome, etc, etc., with a note saying “Having the time of my life, and thank God I’ll never have to see you again!”


35 posted on 06/22/2012 11:39:55 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: GadareneDemoniac
These brats are learning a good lesson: actions have consequences.

Yeh -- the next time they do it they'll ask for a piece of the action.

36 posted on 06/22/2012 11:41:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tzar
"I haven’t seen the video..."

I was in Rochester visiting family when this story broke, and only saw a small part of the video shown on the local news. I just watched the 10 minute segment posted online. I'm a female, and worked in uniform in male-only prisons in the NY prison system for 25 years. Convicted felons showed more respect than these little scumbags on the bus. From what I understand, she lost her job as a driver two years ago, and I'm assuming it's because she says she still suffers hearing problems despite wearing hearing aids. There are supposed to be a few more videos like this, but I haven't seen them. The one I watched was made on the last day of school, which is why these kids figured they could get away with it. These brats need to be humiliated in public, and made to do some type of community service work all summer long, from sun up to sun down. But then I'm sure their parents would cry foul.

37 posted on 06/22/2012 11:42:11 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: bigbob

Wonder who DID upload the vid to utube?


38 posted on 06/22/2012 11:44:01 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: PGR88

duties of a bus monitor

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=duties%20of%20school%20bus%20monitor&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CGcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ehow.com%2Fabout_6674120_bus-monitor-job-description.html&ei=Y7vkT7SNC4j50gHK9amBCg&usg=AFQjCNFcsqlPPlZ2qkuZxyTXCzu9B9hgcQ


39 posted on 06/22/2012 11:44:28 AM PDT by procrustes
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To: liberty_lvr

That is simply not true. It was boys harassing her.


40 posted on 06/22/2012 11:46:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ZULU
I want nothing bad to happen to these little creeps...except maybe put the fear of God in them and their parents....

let it be known far and wide...nothing is done in secret and there are CONSEQUENCES...

41 posted on 06/22/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT by cherry
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To: mass55th

These brats need to be humiliated in public, and made to do some type of community service work all summer long, from sun up to sun down. But then I’m sure their parents would cry foul.

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Yes, their parents would not want the precious little dears to be in the heat and away from their video games.

In addition to the community service, I would like to see them forced to sit in a cage in a mall with a sign explaining their offense. Passersby would not be allowed to harm them physically in any way, but they would be allowed to mock and insult them.

I would not want someone to actually do these kids physical harm — aside from the beating from their parents — but it is heartening to imagine them, as someone upthread said, living in fear that someone is coming after them.


42 posted on 06/22/2012 11:54:20 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Olog-hai

I hope her fund tops $1M.


43 posted on 06/22/2012 11:58:08 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Olog-hai

If this lady was a bus “monitor”, didn’t she have any authority to discipline these little bastards? Isn’t that her job? I would think she would have the authority to tell the driver to stop and kick the punks off the bus. If these little sh*ts treated my mother like that, I would ride the bus the next day and have her point them out to me.


44 posted on 06/22/2012 12:11:54 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Tzar

If you haven’t seen the video, maybe you should! I could not watch all of it - but I watched enough to realize these kids didn’t only taunt her, they threatened her with knives. Cutting her open? I was so disturbed that I had to turn it off.

I’m telling you it was the worst abuse I have ever seen in my life and it went on forever! I just wanted to hug her and smash lose boys faces!


45 posted on 06/22/2012 12:19:59 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: PGR88

Her job on the bus was to protect the kids from just what the kids did to her. Imagine that....


46 posted on 06/22/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Gaffer

“Their parents will end up suing her personally. Nothing like a liberal’s greed.”

Why, she didn’t press charges against the darlings.


47 posted on 06/22/2012 12:30:00 PM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: duckman

A decent woman she is I expect. Something these hellions never had a clue about. Too much peer pressure, TV and media exploitation.


48 posted on 06/22/2012 1:03:31 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai
I am surprised that everyone is so shocked. If you had any exposure to the public school system you would realize that this video represents what is going on everyday and is a product of a leftist / progressive / anti-christian policy for the last 40 years. The kids in this video are mainstream in their antisocial behavior and vulgarity. Just image what this country will be like when these kids become adults. I guarantee they will be worse than a bunch of homo activist flipping off a portrait of Regan.
49 posted on 06/22/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by pterional
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To: Tzar
Most parents are terrible now.

Most parents shouldn't be...

50 posted on 06/22/2012 1:10:14 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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