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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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31.

Nelson    

Those PUNK KIDS deserve any consequence that come their way! You know why those kids apologized? Because they got caught!!!! Do you think they would have apologized if they didn't get caught? Of course not! Whatever Karen says they should get, and some!

852 days ago
32.

Liza    

I was all for those kids apologizing to her face to face(and still am,)but
my sympathy for her diminished a bit when I heard her and her daughter on TMZ live.

Her daughter came off as very angry and a bit rude. I really didn't like her answer to what her mom was going to do with the outrageous amount of donations they will receive. She gave a PC answer about donating "some" of the money to charity. That's awesome, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the daughter loves the idea of bettering their lives (and specifically her life) when it makes more sense to donate most of it to combat this kind of behavior in kids.

What happened was out of control and very bad, but like Gary said, it was her responsibility to speak up in that situation. That's what she is paid for. Why is she even working on that bus and collecting a paycheck if she can't do what is expected of her? Her daughter's excuses are lame.

852 days ago
33.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Don`t deal with kid`s, when you don`t know how to follow a diet yourself!

852 days ago
34.

Nvts    

These kids are lowlife s***...they are not sorry...they are sorry they got caught.
Punish away.
And may Karen and her family enjoy all that money.

852 days ago
35.

Bagheera    

Miss Klein, accept the letters. Most children don't know what a letter is, let alone how to write one. For some odd reason, you think the kids should do more than what most kids cannot do at all.
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At the very least, request that people stop sending death threats to the students at the school. Do you even care that the students who had nothing to do with your heckling and bullying are receiving death threats? How will you feel when someone fulfills those threats? Will you feel avenged by then?
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Teenagers are bastards and bitches. This isn't new. But don't show them your pettiness by holding out on apologies that might be sincere (since it took more effort than most of them are used to). I hope she can learn to forgive 10 to 14 year old kids for being 10 to 14 year old kids.

852 days ago
36.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

85 an still has to work?OBumer worked out real well!!!!!!!!!!!

852 days ago
37.

sherri    

TMZ play nice... your article is putting a spin on the facts. Your short little blurb makes her sound like she is greedy & will be spending the money on a new car, botox & Atlantic City. Be nice! She states she will donate to a charity. Yes, she should go to Disney World, relax & have fun. BTW, I would not accept the apologies either.

852 days ago
38.

tantricjustice    

If she won't accept their apologies, then what in the heck does she want from them? More money???

If she really wants to set an example for the children, she should donate a large sum of that money she's going to receive to a non-profit organization that deals with anti-bullying, and/or teen suicide.

852 days ago
39.

craig    

SHUT THE FUQ AND TAKE YOUR 500K,YOU THINK IF YOU HOLD OUT YOU WILL GET MORE????FUQ OFF,GO TO DISNEYLAND OR SOMETHING

852 days ago
40.

Andy    

I live in the suburb outside of rochester where this happened, I also wen the Athena where these kids went. She is an adult they are the kids. Shame on her for not controlling the situation. Everyone deals with some form of hate, EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does not mean these kids are bad, it means she was bad at her job. Stop crying.

852 days ago
41.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Obummer has a gun,He will give them to kid`s as well as as old lady`s.Vote for o Bummer!

852 days ago
42.

marydanee    

Exactly..... PEOPLE ARE STUPID .. WHY WOULD U DONATE TO HER AND NOT TO OCTOMOM ..... THAT SUCKS OCTOMOM needs the money more

852 days ago
43.

SusanCoyote    

Those little bastards should be washing cars and mowing lawns for years!

852 days ago
44.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Mexicans,Have gun`s an will kill us!Thanks,Obummer!

852 days ago
45.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

DONATE to Obummer, Mexicans need more guns to kill us!

852 days ago
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