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Video of bullied NY bus monitor goes viral

Thursday - 6/21/2012, 5:25am  ET

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised online for an elderly upstate New York bus monitor who was taunted and verbally abused by students.

The incident was captured in a 10 minute video posted to YouTube showing Karen Klein trying her best to ignore the stream of profanity, insults and outright threats directed at her.

By early Wednesday the video had gone viral.

Klein told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle ( http://on.rocne.ws/MjawMO) that she "was just trying to ignore them and hope they would go away."

The Greece bus monitor didn't report the incident, but school officials notified police when they learned of the incident. An investigation has been launched.

By midnight Wednesday, the international crowd funding site Indiegogo.com had raised over $95,000 to send the grandmother on a vacation. See the fundraising page here.

The video contains language that some may find offensive. It can be viewed below.

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Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


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