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Bullied Bus Monitor Discusses Plans for $650,000 Windfall: VIDEO


The online fundraiser for Karen Klein, the bullied bus monitor, has grown to more than $650,000. She appeared on the Today show this morning to discuss the week's events and what she would do with the mounting funds contributed by anonymous internet donors.

Klein said she would invest some of the money, contribute some to charity, and share it with her children.

"I want kids to stop bullying," Klein said.


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  1. She seems like a nice person who, for whatever reason (had things on her mind, wasn't in the friggin mood, who knows) decided (key word, she made a DECISION) not to engage these little dweebs. But her choosing to stay silent doesn't justify the full throttle of hatred they showed her. And of course, their desire for fame ("OMFG like totally put it on YouTube y'all") makes me sick. And surprise: the parents of these kids are shocked and stunned at their angels' behavior. On and on we go.

    - Put people in charge of "bus monitoring" who are able to handle the task and MONITOR.
    - Treat bullying seriously when it happens instead of wringing our hands and having fundraisers at the YouTube stage. Enough punting of the problem
    - Leave this woman alone, she's had enough, doesn't need to be second-guessed. So she hit the sympathy lottery, good for her
    - Charge parents of juveniles for their kids' out of line behavior, across the board. How many times does Johnny's mom or dad or both end up in the principals' office when their brat acts up over and over? Enough already. We should be rewarding good parenting and holding those accountable for the bad.

    Posted by: Greg | Jun 26, 2012 1:29:04 PM

  2. I think it's horrible what happened to her. Imagine if she were YOUR mother! Why so much negativity here?

    Posted by: rb | Jun 26, 2012 2:48:57 PM

  3. It's not selfish of her to keep the money, so stop with the BS about her needing to donate most of it to charity and setting up anti-bullying programs and scholarships. The money was donated to HER. It was not donated to such programs or scholarships via the site. If you read the comments most of the people are hoping to give her enough for retirement. That means, for her to use the money on HER.

    The school district actually has an anti-bullying program in place already and had before this event. She does not need to set up another one. This expectation for her to donate a large portion is extremely unfair.

    Also, to those who mentioned it, yes it is subject to taxes. So, the government will definitely get their fair share.

    Posted by: Chad | Jun 26, 2012 4:30:50 PM

  4. $0.

    Posted by: what about these people? | Jul 15, 2012 1:56:45 PM

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