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Students Who Bullied N.Y. Bus Monitor Are Suspended for a Year

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Four middle school students caught on camera verbally abusing their bus monitor have been suspended for a year and will be required to complete 50 hours of community service, school district officials said .

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Past Member (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 3:58 am

R. G (12)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:06 am
Two thumbs up.

Kamila A (141)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:42 am
The community service is the best idea, and it should have been 1000 hours not just 50.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:56 am

Laura H (964)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:24 am
I've been saying they need to do community service-I'd give them more than 50 hours though.

Thanks Cal.

Nicole W (646)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:35 am
good! thank you Cal!

chris B (44)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:07 pm
community service in a retirement community would work for me. and totally grounded at home for about a year. maybe then they will learn about respect. And not just for their elders but for everyone. the little - - - - you know.

Dee C (229)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:56 pm
I also would hope that the parents/guardians of those kids will take a firm action with them..It is disgusting and so disgraceful that any kid is that disrespectful to their elders..let alone bulling them or anyone..

Thanks Cal..

Carol H (229)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 2:55 pm
good!!! they were sooo cruel to her!!

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:20 pm
Boy oh boy - what a wonderful victory. Happy news at last. Thank Cal

Jerry B (128)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:11 pm
Noted that is great and they deserve it..thanks Cal.

Veronica C (22)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:33 pm
I hope this is enough to really get through to them.

Susanne R (235)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 10:11 pm
I don't believe they were punished enough. They were exceedingly cruel and insensitive. If they think it's fun to behave that way at an age when they should know better, what will they be like as adults? Sensitivity training, with some parental involvement, seems to be in order as well.

Maureen C (4)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:32 pm
I know that one of the fathers had already imposed punishment, and he made a public apology for his son, who he wouldn't allow to appear because of death threats against him; so this should be enough.

Let's hope that the massive public support and this settlement helps Mrs. Klein to recover from the emotional abuse.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 5:33 am
Yea. They got the punishment they deserved and the best part is the community service for seniors.

Antonia Windham (6)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 6:20 am
I've seen the video of the incident. It's horrible. These students weren't raised right and need some serious changes in attitude.

Lucy Bell (9)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:12 am
Excellent news, that should put some sense into their heads

Veronique L (209)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:09 am
Good news!

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:32 am
Noted, thanks.

Calliope Muse (7)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:36 am

JL A (281)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:08 am
I'm glad the bus monitor feels like she received justice

. (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 10:46 am
Last I heard, this woman, who was given over $400,000 in money raised on her behalf, decided to retire.
The people of Greece NY have been so kind to her, it's very touching.

Lois K (24)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 1:04 pm
Well, that means they'll have to repeat a year at school, and the embarrassment of that might keep them subdued for awhile.. Maybe they really will learn their lesson and go on to become decent adults. They may look back on this as a turning point in their lives. I like to think so, anyway.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 1:21 pm

Joy M (169)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 1:43 pm

Sunday July 1, 2012, 1:44 pm
Good! I'm glad that they were punished now, maybe they can learn the lesson that you have to be careful who you mess with. If not, someday they may mess with someone who they will really regret messing with, as some people on the streets are just plain wicked and won't put up with any bullying nonsense!

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 1:46 pm
They are getting what they deserve but, call me a curmudgeon, why is she getting donations of close to a million dollars? I know she suffered on that bus but so have many others who have been bullied for much longer.

Bonita Annis (20)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 1:58 pm
When the video went viral, I couldn't even watch the whole thing..the anger and disgust I felt was overwhelming. How sad that this kids don't realize that on the opposite side of what they did, they could have had a wonderful "grandmotherly" friend..And the fact that she is imploring folks to not "harrass" these kids and their families is a true strength of character..Something the kids obviously lack.

James E (16)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 2:21 pm
Good outcome, and it sounds like the parents have at least stepped up and cooperated with school officials.

janet f (29)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 2:31 pm
i'm glad that this incident wasn't just ignored by the school system. Kudos to them for trying to teach these imbeciles some respect.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 3:30 pm
The clueless father apologized when he found out his kid was RECORDED on the video.."Gee wiz, sure sounds like my kid...oh, oh everyone has SEEN my kid on tape! Better do some fast"acting" for the coworkers, boss and neighbors to keep up appearances! He "hasn't punished the kid yet" ?? I would be on the kid like white on rice, not ponder oh dear..what would be fitting?...
He said no one teaches their kid to do that news for you...GOOD parents teach their kids to respect an incident like that would never occur in the first place!!!! Kid takes after the old man.

Vicky P (476)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 6:04 pm
good, I think they should be jailed too for the things they said to her

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:52 pm

Ray M (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:49 pm
Hooray! They shouldn't be home schooled or allowed on another campus. They should be made to repeat their current bullying year..

Billie C (2)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 10:27 pm
they earned every bit of punishment they got. i hope they have learned a lesson.

Seth E (81)
Monday July 2, 2012, 12:31 am
I'm not too far away from Greece, NY, so this got a lot of local coverage around here.

It's great to hear that they are being punished so severely, but I think some digging needs to be done into the parents and the minds of the kids to find out how the hell they got so damaged to be that cruel to another human being.

What they said to her really raises a question of whether any punishment will be enough or if they're only going to get worse because they're just evil kids.

Shan D (49)
Monday July 2, 2012, 1:39 am
She's much more forgiving of those little bastards than I would have been.

Despina Vekris (9)
Monday July 2, 2012, 5:59 am
Every little helps

Maggie Carmel (5)
Monday July 2, 2012, 11:55 am

Sharon F (0)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 5:53 pm
A short video of this incident and consequences should be shown to every school kid in the country. It is a good thing it happened the way it did. Soooo many people need to learn from this incident. Perhaps the bus mnitor should give some $ to the kid (or whoever) who provided the video. All in all, it was a good learning experience for everybody--stop the bullying, NOW, not later.

Monica D (580)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 12:41 am
Good. Bullying needs to be stopped.

Carole R (200)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 11:43 pm
I hope this brings light to the awful problem of bullying.

Janet G (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 12:48 pm
Any form of bullying at any age, against any person, needs to be addressed and consequences given.

berny p (23)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 3:50 am



berny p (23)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 3:51 am
hope that the massive public support and this settlement helps Mrs. Klein to recover from the emotional abuse.


berny p (23)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 3:53 am

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