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Karen Klein

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6/23/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Karen Klein bus incident has polarized TMZ users.  Is she a victim or a wuss?  So without further adieu, we gotta ask ...

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karisma    

OK, what they did was reprehensible, but is everyone a spineless jellyfish? When I went to school, we had a lunch-room/school-yard aide who was the toughest little old lady I've ever met. She took precisely NO ONE's garbage and had people snapping to when she blew that whistle of hers. There needs to be some more yelling involved in this situation on the monitor's part. If you don't holler, they're not going to understand how close to cramming them out the emergency window you really are. And I don't know if I can even blame her! School districts are so mushy-mouth hippy-freak these days that they probably don't want to upset the little kiddies. Too damn bad. Time to lower the punishment boom!

796 days ago
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Lebowski    

This question is such a joke. How on earth could any of this be her fault!?!? The poor woman was bullied by a bunch of worthless kids who will be in jail sooner rather than later... and now she's at fault for not saying more!?!? Have you ever been bullied?!?! If you've experienced it, you know there's nothing worse... especially when you are an insecure person to begin with. Bullying confirms all of your worst fears about yourself... you feel like a loser... they're telling you that you are a loser... so you must be a loser. Shame on TMZ for even posting this question. Kids these days are more and more worthless as time goes on... and this is why.

796 days ago
63.

lynda    

why is tmz being a bully like those kids? you are only promoting this kind of behaviour. i have read you guys for years but i am not no more!!!

796 days ago
64.

Lebowski    

This question is such a joke. How on earth could any of this be her fault!?!? The poor woman was bullied by a bunch of worthless kids who will be in jail sooner rather than later... and now she's at fault for not saying more!?!? Have you ever been bullied?!?! If you've experienced it, you know there's nothing worse... especially when you are an insecure person to begin with. Bullying confirms all of your worst fears about yourself... you feel like a loser... they're telling you that you are a loser... so you must be a loser. Shame on TMZ for even posting this question. Kids these days are more and more worthless as time goes on... and this is why.

796 days ago
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IceGypsy    

It's sad what happened, but I really don't think she's a good fit for this job. She was hired to intervene when the kids got out of hand she should have taken control of the situation. She should have had the driver stop the bus, separated those kids, advised the rest of the kids that they are to respect others on the bus, and let them know anyone not following the rules would be written up and dealt with by the principal of the school.

These kids need discipline. When I was in school anyone acting up on the bus would get kicked off the bus for a week or two. Their parents would then get stuck driving them to /from school. My mom on the other hand would have made me get up an hour early and walk there. After two weeks of that, you would sit down and shut your mouth on that school bus.

We also had a bus driver that would take kids like that and make them sit on the floor at the front of the bus lol

796 days ago
66.

LiLi    

While it is easy for us to watch the video and say what should have happened, none of us were in Karen Klein's situation. Karen had 4 boys tormenting her, and maybe she just reached her breaking point. Maybe that day it finally got to her. Maybe she should have stood up to the boys. Or maybe, just maybe, this is the way that things were meant to play out to engage our entire country in a conversation that is long overdue. As for the half a million dollars that was raised for Karen, it's awesome to show that so much can come from decency in numbers!!!

796 days ago
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pam    

Excuse me because I am over 65 and remember when little monsters were dealt with school personnel (in my case nuns--don't go there) WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUS DRIVER?? I wonder what the schools policy is.

796 days ago
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chuckie    

listen what happend was horrible i think if this was my grandma i would beat the **** out the bastard kids she deserves the money she is getting and i hope those kids get punished to the fulliest

796 days ago
69.

Jenn    

It's disgusting that any of these questions need to be asked. It all ties in with the disturbing culture of blaming the victim. The woman is in her late 60's, how the hell can she be expected to defend herself? What kind of a stupid question is that? If anything, the bus driver should have pulled over and waited until those little bastards shut their yappers. Obviously those children are lacking discipline and guidance at home. Who is supposed to be teaching those brats how to be gentlemen? The parents! If my son had spoken to an elderly woman in that fashion, there would be a kid-shaped hole in the g.d. wall.

796 days ago
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Meanie    

It is a question that deserves to be asked. It's not about blaming her, but more so... was she well suited for the job? It would seem to me that being that passive, probably isn't what a monitor is supposed to be.

796 days ago
71.

Meanie    

Questions or not though, I hope someone beats those little f'ers senseless!

796 days ago
72.

Truth    

This bitch is getting too much FOR HER FAT BRITCHES!! At first you feel for her with the fat mouth kids poking at this old broad but now I'm gettin the feeling she's full of herself acting like she's all that. SHE DOESN'T DESERVE THE MONEY!!! Tons of people get physically abused, bullied, assaulted, killed, verbally abused, raped, etc for no other reason than their looks and the color of their skin. Yet they dont get $500k People who deserve it who really suffered injuries from crimes of others. Now she's acting all uppity like she can say who can or cant apologize and who she will accept. Sounds the old bitch is holding a grudge like she's all that. She's not fit for the f*cking job if she cant handle a few rat ass mouth brats. That's part of the job of being a monitor - you take control of the situation. She didn't and stayed silent and cried. Oh cry me a f*cking river, damn! As for the money, tons of charities can use the funds for good use and create change for the future instead of pocketing this old bitch's wallet so she and her fam gets $500k spending money. It's like she won the f*cking lottery. The fundraising asked for 5k only.. that's reasonable. Anything above that should be given to charity to help people who really need it. #TRUTH!!

796 days ago
73.

casey    

... I think GARY is a closet bully...otherwise , why would he keep trying to change the focus to it being the victims problem.
Gary isn't smart here

796 days ago
74.

Ben    

Does Karen really deserve $500K? This should NOT even be a question. No ONE person, Government or Company GAVE her the money. It was the Kindness of the American People, and GREAT to see. It it would have been just the $5000 they were hoping for that would have been fine to, she got what she did from Kindness, it should make no difference what the amount is.

796 days ago
75.

Bagheera    

My answers from left to right starting at the top row:
Talk to them, since expelling teenagers and pre-teens for being teenagers and pre-teens is really stupid.
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Stood up to the bullies.
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She is unfit for the job. She did not do her job. She sat there and seemingly napped. I would not want a security guard sleeping on the job or ignoring a robbery.
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No, men should not be the only ones monitoring. But if the job is nothing more than sitting on the bus and watching/listening to the kids, you can save a lot of money by simply installing a couple of cameras on the bus.
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Yes, blame the parents. Also, blame the school for not properly training Karen on how to deal with kids who do not follow the rules.
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In 5 years, some of the bullies will be working at Subway. The others will still be in high school because I don't see them graduating 1 to 3 years early.
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Smack them. Hit them hard enough it hurts, but not hard enough to leave a mark.
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No, she does not deserve $500k for sitting on her butt while teenagers and pre-teens said mean things to her. If that is what one must do to deserve $500k, there are around 200 million Americans who deserve that as well.
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Yes, forgive the bullies who apologize. Do not forgive the ones who do not.

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