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Karen Klein

Student Targeted

in Hostage Hoax

6/22/2012 8:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cops believed one of the students who taunted bus monitor Karen Klein was at the center of a serious hostage situation yesterday ... but it turned out to be a hoax.

Steve Chatterton -- Captain of the Greece Police Dept. in Greece, NY -- tells TMZ ... someone called the cops yesterday claiming to be holding a family hostage at gunpoint.

The caller gave police an address ... which turned out to be a home where one of the kids on Karen's bus lived ... so cops reacted with full force.

We're told cops raced to the location ... set up a perimeter ... and tried to make contact with the family, which proved difficult because the fam had turned off their phones after receiving TONS of harassing phone calls.

But cops eventually spoke with family members and realized there was no danger ... and determined the whole thing was a hoax.

Still, Captain Chatterton tells us the threats are coming in fast and furiously ... targeting the bullies and their siblings, parents, girlfriends and boyfriends. Chatterton says students who weren't even on the bus are getting threats.

Chatterton says cops are investigating ... everything ... but so far, no arrests have been made.

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Bubbles The Chimp    

All I can say is..... LOL!!!

830 days ago
17.

azlee    

oh great they hate bulling but they become the bullies. People shouldn't make threats and that stuff. You become as bad as the kids that first were bullying the lady.

830 days ago
18.

Lady Juliette    

I just read a article where the Chief of Police stated that part of the problem was the kids are watching policital debates and issues on TV and this contributed to their actions. REALLY!!!!!!!

830 days ago
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Marc    

ok, these kids need to be loved, given 100% attention to and most of all disciplined! Healthy discipline is love, cuz for some reason these kids are acting out and this needs to be attended to (cough, cough) PARENTS!!!

830 days ago
20.

Superman    

These hypocrites, including some of the commenters on this site, are just as bad as when those 4 boys ridiculed that woman. Pot meet kettle. These kids learn this crap from supposed "adults".

830 days ago
21.

Jan    

The Bullying Kids should be under house arrest for the summer with NO TV, cell phones,computer,movies,videos,or their favorite music. Their activities should be household chores,yard work, &cooking. For leisure they should be given books to READ,paper and pencils to write with, and allowed to listen classical music only. A summer without all the electronics and social networking tools may help them remember how to think and feel again.

830 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Those kids aren't sorry. They're only sorry because their parents made them apologize and they didn't do it on their own either. Otherwise, they'd be doing the same thing as usual.

830 days ago
23.

Jan    

The Bullying Kids should be under house arrest for the summer with NO TV, cell phones,computer,movies,videos,or their favorite music. Their activities should be household chores,yard work, &cooking. For leisure they should be given books to READ,paper and pencils to write with, and allowed to listen classical music only. A summer without all the electronics and social networking tools may help them remember how to think and feel again.

830 days ago
24.

Twist     

I hope more people do this. **** these kids.

830 days ago
25.

Amy    

Ha Ha suck it up! They want to be all big and bad ass now they've got to deal with the consequences

830 days ago
26.

tiki    

I hope those boys learned a hard lesson.

830 days ago
27.

Carl    

Not surprising considering that TMZ itself doesn't seem to mind people posting the kids phone numbers. Just look at the first page of comments on the other story about this incident.

830 days ago
28.

No comment    

One of the kid's father was interviewed on TV, he said, his son now knows what he did was wrong and it was an isolated incident. The father complained about the treatment of his son after the video aired.
Well, Papa, you son is a reflection of your parenting. Based on what I saw and heard on the video, this wasn't his first time being a bully.

830 days ago
29.

Popckorn    

WIN!.
[spoiler] 4chan you so crazy [/spoiler]

830 days ago
30.

Popckorn    

I wonder how many pizzas they got...

830 days ago
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