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Karen Klein

Bullies SLAPPED With

One-Year Suspension

6/30/2012 5:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The four hooligans who ruthlessly bullied school bus monitor Karen Klein have officially been served their punishment -- and it's a big, fat suspension.

In a statement released by the Greece Central School District ... the four seventh grade boys who taunted the 68-year-old grandmother were issued a one year suspension from school, a one year suspension from bus use, ordered to perform 50 hours of community service with the elderly and are required to participate in a bully prevention program.

The district added that the boys will be sent to the district Reengagement Center -- a special alternative education program -- since by the law they are required to provide an education.

If you recall ... Klein's story received national attention after a 10 minute YouTube video of the boys bullying her on the bus went viral. She has said from the beginning she did not want to press criminal charges.

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Sandra     

The punishment is appropriate!!

845 days ago
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liz    

wow, this is good!!

845 days ago
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Chuck    

That punishment is way too harsh. You are not supposed to go to an alternative school unless there has been long history of breaking the rules. Plus those schools lack serious education because there are so many behavior problems. The most they should have done is suspend the boys from the bus. It's little too ridiculous that they have given the story this much attention. After all she wasn't doing her job anyway, just sitting there crying instead of taking charge.

845 days ago
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TMP    

They deserve it.
None of this would have gotten so much attention if they hadn't posted it on the internet, so they only have themselves to blame... even though their parents are blaming everyone but their kids and themselves.

845 days ago
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Chuck    

Oh and another thing, I have yet to see kids come back from an alternative school with a better attitude. It's just like jail, they come out worse than they went in. The school system dropped the ball on this one.

845 days ago
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Zer0    

Don't get me wrong, these little brats deserve punishment, and I agree with the community service and the bus suspension, but to be suspended from school for a YEAR will only put them back in life and not teach them a lesson. They will probably start being delinquents now and not have the chance of being productive members of society. Let's not forget the media and public scrutiny that I'm sure they are also facing.

845 days ago
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haskel420    

i love watching beheading videos and scatporn but the video of those kids taunting her was too much for me

845 days ago
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truth hurts    

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!

845 days ago
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Savvy1    

That's perfect!

845 days ago
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Randy    

Chuck, What would your opinion be if this was your Daughter, Wife, Mother or Grandmother ?. Kids these days get off way too often. If this happened to me while i was going to school i would have been spanked at school and then beat at home and then probably suspended and get punished for that at home also, all for disrespecting a elder, female and a school official.

845 days ago
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rich-arrrd    

=D make it 200 hours of community service then its good.

845 days ago
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Quinn    

Good for whomever made that punishment! BC what they did was unacceptable - & now let the parents have to pay for one year of private education. little dirtbags.

845 days ago
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WillowWynde    

I think they should also start an anti-bullying program in their area and speak at schools regarding the ramifications of their delinquent behavior.

845 days ago
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THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

Talk about over reaction. The kids are wrong, and should be punished by their parents.

845 days ago
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Nick    

1 year suspension this is BS. EXPULSION is a way better punishment. Expulsion from the bus. and I think they should have 4 summers of community service that falls under child labor laws for that age. I hope she presses charges.

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