Morning Talker: Bus monitor bully video goes viral
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:09:59 GMT —
Greece Police are investigatng a group of Greece Athena Middle school students after a cell phone video shows a group of kids on a school bus bullying and threatening a school bus monitor.The video has since gone viral and has already received over one million hits. Be advised, the video does contain explicit language.
You can see some students on camera and hear others off camera taunting the woman about her weight. The students also talk about threatening to go over to the bus monitor's house and steal from her.
Greece Central School District has asked YouTube to take down the video.
Spokeswoman Laurel Heiden told WHAM their bullying response and prevention team was activated and all students involved will face disciplinary action.
Greece Police are questioning four middle school students and will decide if charges will be filed in juvenile court.
The time of the incident is unclear.
The Greece School District said the bus monitor is Karen Klein, who has worked there for 20 years and became a bus monitor about three years ago. She said the comment that hurt the most was when the kids said "you're so ugly your kid should kill themselves." Her son took his life 10 years ago.
Since the incident, a website has been created which is accepting donations with the purpose of giving Karen a vacation. The website has already raised over $100,000.