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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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76.

enzo    

Why is it that she gets half a million dollars for getting called names, but all the homeless people and the sick and needy in the country get nothing

667 days ago
77.

brent    

if you can't take it then don't give it.

667 days ago
78.

David    

People are so stupid...Herp derp lets fight bullying with bullying using sensationalism and the media that mindless Americans bandwagon hop on

667 days ago
79.

jenne    

To all the idiots who think that punishing someone for something is "stooping to their level"..etc... Hey, with that logic, lets NEVER put anyone in jail for anything or discipline children because that would be stooping to their level.....liberal MORONS!!!!

667 days ago
80.

mid20sgirl    

The people who are harrassing them are ridiculous. Everyone got angry because these boys were harrassing Karen, and yet now they are harrassing the boys? Hypocritical much? Let the school and the parents punish them, make sure they understand that what they was disgusting and then let everyone one move on with their lives. How is issuing death threats to 13 years old any better then what they did?

655 days ago
81.

JackFalcon    

Good, karma is a bitch ain't it punks?

654 days ago
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