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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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Sarah    

I think people recognize that no amount of financial compensation could repare what she lost that day. No individual should have to face any verbal abuse from any person. The notion that a simple apology from these children would be it is not the case. I commend Karen Klein for not accepting their empty apologies. The fact of the matter is those children knew exactly what they were doing and I am disgusted that whether they or their parents believe a mere apology would solve it. They should be ashamed and I hope these actions haunt them for the rest of their lives. Whats more as much as a dont condone the threats people are sending, those kids clearly need a swift kick in the ass for thinking they have the right to speak to their elder with anything but respect.
It is clear that kids are not afraid of their elders anymore. If i spoke to my elders with anything but respect I'd get a slap in the face.

784 days ago
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ajilatan    

Karen you are such a strong and amazing person. You deserve all the best. It is heartbreaking what happend to you. Even more heartbreaking: this is happening all the time..everywhere. You made a right decision. They do not deserve your forgiveness. It was fake apologize! Those monsters should be exposed in public! Names with pictures! I believe that this is not the first time when they bullied. And it is not fair that they will get thru so easy :((

And remember... words can kill too.

779 days ago
198.

ajilatan    

Karen you are such a strong and amazing person. You deserve all the best. It is heartbreaking what happend to you. Even more heartbreaking: this is happening all the time..everywhere. You made a right decision. They do not deserve your forgiveness. Those monsters should be exposed in public! Names with pictures! I believe that this is not the first time when they bullied. And it is not fair that they will get thru so easy :((

And remember... words can kill too.

779 days ago
199.

Lori G    

Everybody is well aware that those boys are first and foremost, sorry that they got busted

779 days ago
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stacy    

Why is this such a big deal, & why is she getting half a million dollars just for being bullied by a bunch a middle schoolers. This is not new , alot of kids go through this every single day but they are not getting this much attention or money. just because she is an adult? she should have known better and done her job which is make sure kids are behaving right on the bus but she just sad there and cried and didn't take action.

779 days ago
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