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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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I feel sorry for this woman but it isn't like she was just riding home on the city bus one day and kids did this to her. She is the bus monitor. Isn't it her job to keep the kids on the bus in line? If you aren't a confrontational person that is fine, but maybe that job isn't right for you. Kids at that age can be little punks, if you don't assert your authority they will run all over you.

856 days ago


I think she can press for assault. They were poking her in the stomach and touching her ears.

856 days ago


I think the kids should have to do a 100 hours community service this summer at a senior center and learn some respect instead of the school suspending them next year. A letter apology? No, the parents should drag the kids over to her house and apologize in person. The donations, she should donate to a good cause about bullying.

856 days ago


Maybe Ms. Klein should employ the George Zimmerman method of dealing with out of control kids!

856 days ago


Well.................., either TMZ has their information incorrect, or EVERY OTHER NEWS station does. All Mrs. Klein says about the $ is that she doesn't know what to think about it, but she highly doubs she'll get any of it either way. What about the father who went to her house and personally apologized??? This isn't mentioned unless that is the father who "penned a letter". If it is that is NOT TRUE he went to her house and she GRACIOUSLY accepted his apology.

856 days ago

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

What to buy a Gun?Go to Mexico an get an ar-15 free!Then go to a bank an get all the money free!Thanks Obummer!

856 days ago


******* kids will turn into ******* adults. Let's at least sterilize them so they don't breed.

856 days ago


You people need to report the entertainment news. And stay out of the reg. news. And as far as that stupid fool Gary. You need to be reporting the traffic in Fargo because your and idiot. Go away you fool.

856 days ago


I agree with those that don't understand the financial contributions. How is that supposed to change the outcome? I hope she presses charges, and there are plenty of people to be held accountable. But money? That's sending the wrong message.

856 days ago


I don't blame the old lady AT ALL. Just because someone can mouth an apology doesn't mean that what they did can be forgiven and forgotten like magic. I doubt they understand the true nature and impact of the pack abuse they inflicted on this person, who is a woman and an elder.

856 days ago


I agree with her, they need to apologize face to face, its only fair for the downright nasty things they said to her. After that happens this lady needs to drop it. I mean she is getting free vacations, half a million dollars, plus all the money she is getting from media appearances. She is milking it to a certain degree

856 days ago


I have a few suggestions on how those kids should be punished too. Late term abortions. Sure, they're in the 7th grade or whatever but sometimes when you realize your kids are worthless pieces of garbage you just have to cut your losses. This is why abortion should be legal up until the kid is 18 years old. Sometimes you don't realize until they're slightly older than you got a dud.

856 days ago


Of course she doesn't accept their apologies, she wants the money to keep rolling in. CHA-CHING!

856 days ago


That lady was on that bus because people sue school corps all the time. That is how they deal with it. She had no power over those brats. She could have escalated it with her reaction but she didn't. Just wait...people will sniff that $ a bit and get resentful and turn on her.

856 days ago


I think the driver should have pulled over and called the police... The little jerks should have to do service for the elderly for the whole summer...

856 days ago
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