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Bullied NY woman sets up anti-bullying foundation

Wednesday - 8/22/2012, 11:45am  ET

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The verbal attack on 68-year-old Karen Klein, aboard a Greece Central School District bus, was captured in a 10-minute video (YouTube)

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) - The former upstate New York school bus monitor whose videotaped bullying by students spurred more than $700,000 in donations to her is using some of the funds to start her own anti-bullying foundation.

The Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation has been established as part of the GiveBack Foundation, which allows individuals to set up foundations online.

According to her page on GiveBack's website, Klein is using $100,000 to start a foundation to support anti-bullying initiatives around the world.

More than 32,000 people donated money online on Klein's behalf after a video showing her being bullied on a suburban Rochester school district bus by middle school students went viral. The 68-year-old said last month that she was retiring.

The four students who taunted Klein were suspended for a year.


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