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Karen Klein

I DON'T Accept

the Kids' Apologies

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

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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She deserves a million bucks, and she should enjoy every penny of it, go around the world buy a new house, live the good life! people give her $$ because she is a good person and didn't act like a jerk!

860 days ago

these are kids making fun of a older should not happen...but for her to make half million out of it is sort of out there...I sort of respect the people who donated..but if you are going to give money away...I would think it should go to a place that would help alot of people and not one lady who deals with immature kids...

860 days ago


All of you who say you feel she deserves a half million dollars for what she did......what would you do if your kid was riding that bus and being bullied by this pack of jerks, and she just sat there and did nothing about it? Would you all be feeling so sorry for her then? I am sorry for what happened to her, but if she couldn't' handle the job, she shouldn't have accepted it, no matter how much she needed the money. Kids deserve to be protected and to be stood up for against bullies.

860 days ago


You can apologize all you want for something so hateful, but it never changes the fact you felt that way in the first place. Those horrible kids are still horrible kids no matter how much they apologize.

860 days ago


Who doesn't accept an apology from children? Sympathy lost.

860 days ago


Actually, the black guy is right. What if Karen Klein was black? Would the same have happened? I don't think so. Let's be perfectly honest here!

And Kelly, you are a damn troll...stop responding to me you anti Semite!

860 days ago


Karen Klein can eat poop as far as Im concerned. . Damn splitazz beeyotch looking for her 15 min. of fame.

860 days ago


Think the kids need to spend some time with Jerry Sandusky.

860 days ago


Im glad she got the money, if i was her i would quit so that should help her. Those children are just awful, their parents should be ashamed of themselves. I hope they are punished in a way that helps them become better people. Its not too late.

860 days ago


There are a few great idea's listed but you have to have a conscience in order to feel remorse. The only remorse they feel is the remorse of getting caught. I am glad the video went viral so people can see what this woman endured and to show these pin heads (and others) that people won;t put up with it ANYMORE!

Community service would be the best thing throughout their entire summer. If the proper authorities can't enforce it then perhaps the parents should. Again, accountability; which I won't be holding my breath to see happen.

Still outraged by the horrible behavior that poor woman had to endure.

860 days ago


The fact is, she was the one being video taped, by these morons. She was not Black, Hispanic, Somalian, Japanese - or whatever other nationality anyone wants to throw in. She was an elderly white woman who was trying to do her job, she was verbally attacked so lets not turn it into a race issue people.

860 days ago


She claims all she wanted was an apology and yet she doesn't accept it because it's not good enough? I think this lady likes the money coming in and frankly I hope she donates it to an anti bullying campaign versus spending it on herself....greed at it's best.

860 days ago


Kids today feel entitled. They can do and act however they want because parents have stopped parenting. We have become safety nets for their bad behavior. We make excuses and protect instead of punish. This generation of parents are enablers. We can't touch our children when they act up; the government will be at our door taking them away. Kids today will threaten parents with making a phone call if they touch them. We didn't have these issues years ago because you would get your ass kicked if you did something like this. No excuses! It took a village to raise a child and the neighbors helped. Welcome to the world of "spankings are bad'! Hello to a world full of spoiled brats. Wait until they grow up. This generation of children should be a real treat! There are no apologies for this; can't take this back! They showed their true colors. If it wasn't Miss Karen it would have been someone else. RESPECT IS NOT INBORN; IT IS LEARNED!

860 days ago


kids know a days are little rude asses!!!
I was always raised on respecting my elders!!! Their parents should be ashamed!! people need to raise their kids better then that!!!!!
As of hearing the kids are getting death threats good for those little brats!!!

860 days ago

You're kidding    

What happened to this woman was unacceptable - but she's an ADULT! What about the children that are bullied every day? What about the children that have killed themselves because of being bullied? What do they get???? NOTHING.

860 days ago
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