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What Would You Do if Your Children Were Bullying This Bus Monitor?

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What have we come to that middle school children could be so mean to a bus monitor? A 68 year old bus monitor was called fat, ugly, the children said she was a troll and they cussed at her throughout the entire ordeal. The video embedded below is a copy of the bullying of bus attendant Karen Huff Klein by upstate New York middle schoolers.

I know that people from my generation all say if we had done this our parents would have whipped us. I'm told by educators today that the parents come and blame the school and the teachers. Their kids never do any wrong. Well, look at this video and let me know if this was your child what you would do.

Should the kids be banned or suspended from school? Should they have to write a letter of apology? Should they be congratulated for being mean and bullying this nice innocent bus attendant.

Where has the respect for elders gone? Why do the kids feel the need to berate Ms. Klein? What signals are we sending them that this conduct is ok or acceptable. Why don't the kids feel any remorse or concern of the consequences of their acts?

It seems that until about the 4th grade all kids are pretty much sweet and innocent. Once they hit 5th grade you better watch out. Middle school seems to be the beginning of the bullying years.

I agree with many of the comments of the experts that are concerned with not only the conduct of the children but their lack of empathy once it was apparent that it truly hurt Ms. Klein's feelings. There did not appear to be a place where the students thought they had gone to far. No empathy at all.

http://youtu.be/XAgti_2uziA

Please watch this video with your children and then let them know how you would have handled the situation if you were these children's parents.

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    Ok, now $550,000.00 has been raised for Ms. Klein. I know it doesn’t make it right but it might take the sting out. I never thought that when they were trying to raise $5,000.00 for Ms. Klein that we would have to reach this question. How much money can you receive to reimburse you for the horrible actions of these middle school children? Is 550k getting close? We still need to deal with the bad kids, don’t we?

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    Ok, now $550,000.00 has been raised for Ms. Klein. I know it doesn’t make it right but it might take the sting out. I never thought that when they were trying to raise $5,000.00 for Ms. Klein that we would have to reach this question. How much money can you receive to reimburse you for the horrible actions of these middle school children? Is 550k getting close? We still need to deal with the bad kids, don’t we?