Bus monitor Karen Klein came to national attention after a video of schoolchildren harassing her came to the attention of the Internet and inspired an outpouring of support.In the video, which has been viewed 1.6 million times, middle school students, aged 12 to 13, harass the 68-year-old Greece, N.Y. woman.
“[You] don’t have a family because they all killed themselves because they didn’t want to be near you,” one of the students yells out.
“I don’t think they knew my son had,” Klein told CBS affiliate WROC in Rochester, N.Y. “I wanted to punch them is what I wanted to do. So that’s why I laid back, tried to ignore it. Because I really wanted to hurt them, you know? You can’t do that!”
At one point, the students continue to torment Klein as she’s crying – asking her why water is running down her face.