Posted by Maria Mangicaro
Bullying Prevention Advocate
Published on Jun 21, 2012
Karen Huff Klein, a school bus attendant in Greece, N.Y. was caught on video enduring a brazenly profane storm of insults from a group of middle school students. An investigation as since ensued, as well as a fund-raising effort to give Klein the vacation of a lifetime.
By CAROLYN THOMPSON 06/23/13
GREECE, N.Y. — No new carpet or furniture for the home she’s lived in for 46 years. No fancy car in the driveway.
After being gifted a life-changing sum following a school bus bullying episode seen around the world a year ago, former bus monitor Karen Klein says she really hasn’t changed all that much.
Sure, the “Today” show mug she drinks coffee from reminds her of the widespread media attention her story brought, and the occasional stranger wants to snap her picture.
She’s also retired, something the 69-year-old widow couldn’t afford before.
But Klein, who drove a school bus for 20 years before spending three years as a monitor, remains as unassuming as she was before learning firsthand how the kindness of strangers can trump the cruelty of four adolescent boys.
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