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Karen Klein

I DON'T Accept

the Kids' Apologies

6/22/2012 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Karen Klein tells TMZ ... she DOES NOT accept the apologies issued by the kids who taunted her on a NY school bus ... claiming "I think they can do better."

Two of the devil children penned letters of apology to the 68-year-old bus monitor ... after the video went viral this week. Klein also got a letter from the parents of a boy who participated in the incident.

But Karen and her daughter just called in to "TMZ Live" ... saying they're just not ready to forgive.

Klein also says she has a few suggestions about how the kids should be punished.

Klein says she's blown away by the outpouring of support she's received -- and has already come up with a few ideas on how to spend the hundreds of thousands of dollars people have donated to her.

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whatever    

Why are people donating money to her just because she got her feelings hurt? She didn't lose her job, did she?

670 days ago
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Carriss    

She should take that money and hire someone to take those kids in a dark alley and beat them like red-headed step-children. Little bastards! I don't blame her for not accepting their appologies.

670 days ago
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sue    

Had she corrected those children the way Harvey says she should have those childrens" parents would have been all over her. That"s the way it is now a days. Now had she been a man those children would not have even thought about saying those hateful things. Put yourself in her shoes Harvey......

670 days ago
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Martina    

One of the kids dads works for the Greece Police Department as an police officer. There is a big problem in Greece. They are trying to bury the story and bully Karen into not pressing charges. Please contact the NYS Police and demand that they take over the investigation.

670 days ago
5.

C-rad    

WHATEVER! Forced apologies = fake apologies! Those four punks are without a doubt being told to apologize due to the intense media coverage and possible death threats they have been receiving. Go get'um granny and the district too!!!

670 days ago
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Alex    

I think that's too much money for her feelings being hurt. There's no excuse for how those kids acted but half million?

670 days ago
7.

LittleBIt    

This poor woman was on that bus to make sure kids were not acting up and that they all were safe. What she got for her time and concern was called nasty names and insults from kids. I have to tell you that I was not raised to speak to an adult like that. I would never ever have even considered such a thing at that age. Not at ANY age. My parents raised me to have respect for older people. I dont blame her one bit for not accepting those piss-poor apologies which only came after they got caught verbally abusing this lady and HAD to apologize. Ignorant little f*ckers! Rotten-a** parents!! You were doing a nice thing Karen and you didnt deserve that kind of treatment from ignorant, low-life kids who have pieces of sh*t for parents. Screw the little pri*ks!! You can find something better to do with your precious time and I wish you well Miss Klein.

670 days ago
8.

nutmeg    

Fred
Rogers said that when bad things happen, look for the helpers. There
are always more people who will jump in to help than those who did the
hurting.

I also pray that those kids don't just apologize but spend
years cleaning her house, yard etc. The only thing that will make a real impact with kids like this is to see life from her side, and what better way than to give their time to her, and to the local hospice centers.

670 days ago
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tansubh    

Well, the apology was clearly forced out of the kids... They should do something real like charity work, or attened anti-bullying seminares or something to activly show they are sorry, not just write letters cause Mom and Dad said so.

670 days ago
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parlayer    

Why would she, they were serious and they wouldn't mean it. good decision

670 days ago
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suedar    

good for her!! why should they be let off the hook so easily??? tell you what......lets put the little ****s in a room alone with mrs. klien and let HER say to THEM any kind of trash that comes to her mind.......they apologized because they were made to, not because they meant it and if the police are covering it up they are part of the problem.......i hope mrs. klein uses that money for a good lawyer and sues the asses off the families of these animals......cuz god knows if it was the other way around and she was the one harrassing and assaulting the kids, those parents would be suing everyone and god!!

670 days ago
12.

Alisha    

She should donate the money to an anti bullying charity. No question.

670 days ago
13.

Jim Deen    

Way to act like an adult, Karen...

670 days ago
14.

nutmeg    

Fred
Rogers said that when bad things happen, look for the helpers. There
are always more people who will jump in to help than those who did the
hurting.

I also pray that those kids don't just apologize but spend
years cleaning her house, yard etc. The only thing that will make a real impact with kids like this is to see life from her side, and what better way than to give their time to her, and to the local hospice centers.

670 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

Now, she's just sounding petty. She's supposed to be the adult here.

670 days ago
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