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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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Paul B    

The kids need a good ole fashion assssss whopping, followed by a giant kick up the ring/date/coit!!!

783 days ago
47.

Paul B    

The kids need a good ole fashion assssss whopping, followed by a giant kick up the ring/date/coit!!!

783 days ago
48.

Good riddance!    

This sounds pretty good. The little creeps are getting the crap scared out of them by being removed from regular school and sent to what's basically a probationary school. In the olden days this was called a reform school. I hope the little mini-douches in training are really hating it too!

783 days ago
49.

Drews    

So someone makes fun of a grown woman, who should stand up and defend herself and take control of the situation, let alone report them to the appropriate school officials and they get suspended for a year, cant use the bus, are forced to do community service, and participate in programs. Yet when a bully calls a girl a slut and throws soda cans at her to the point that she hangs herself in a closet, or a gay teen is bullied to the point of suicide, they don't get any, or very little reprimand? Hows does that work?

783 days ago
50.

Alli    

Great! But what about the girl who was doing the same, she was in the video. She should get a year suspension too.

783 days ago
51.

M.T.    

finally an appropriate punishment for these awful children!!! KUDOS to the school for making an example of these bully children!!!!

783 days ago
52.

dennis    

Waaaaay too much!

783 days ago
53.

BB not bb    

They are just stupid kids. They should have been put down by the bus monitor from the get go. Instead, they were allowed to continue their verbal assaults and tauntings till it was way over the top. I just turned it off after awhile because it was just disgusting mindless insults with no real purpose other than to provoke.


Kids need to be made to shut up and behave. It is not their fault that some of them don't realize how to act appropriately. I don't think they deserve to be kicked out of school for a year. Maybe kicked off the bus for a month. She wanted them kicked off for a year plus no sports. This is even more extreme.


It was basically only words and some touching. It wasn't really assault and it was just kids on a bus. She should have said shut your mouth and turn around. Instead she sat there and cried. Maybe she is just a sad lady.

783 days ago
54.

S Sanders    

Bullying should not be tolerated. But we must all stop legitimizing and encouraging the abuse of fat people in this society. These kids are parroting what they hear in MSM
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/22/1102375/-Bus-Monitor-Karen-Klein-Big-Fat-Hypocrisy?showAll=yes

783 days ago
55.

ike4nsync    

I think this is a fair punishment. On top of their community service, they should have the parents get counseling on effective parenting.

783 days ago
56.

LC    

Show their faces for everyone to see them that will be a punishment!!

783 days ago
57.

Bagheera    

I doubt the bullies need to be bullied because they are probably already being bullied by bigger bullies but the school won't do anything about those bigger bullies.
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Plus most of the nation has already promised to kill them for giggles.
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The year long suspension from education in the school district is rather harsh. I fear this sets a dangerous precedent. I would have just banned them from riding the bus in any capacity until they turn 21.

783 days ago
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nichole G    

I in no way think this was to harsh. They should have to apologize to her on video and have those videos posted on you tube. That video was awful. My kid would be in more trouble at home for doing something like this then a court could ever give them. If they treated an adult like this imagine how they treat there peers. I'm just happy to see something was done about it.. They deserve every bit of it.

783 days ago
59.

nichole G    

I in no way think this was to harsh. They should have to apologize to her on video and have those videos posted on you tube. That video was awful. My kid would be in more trouble at home for doing something like this then a court could ever give them. If they treated an adult like this imagine how they treat there peers. I'm just happy to see something was done about it.. They deserve every bit of it.

783 days ago
60.

Shana    

Finally, the kids are getting what they deserve (they really deserve their asses whooped, too!)

783 days ago
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