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Bus monitor bullying results in year-long suspensions

7:12 PM, Jun 29, 2012   |    comments
School bus monitor Karen Klein talks Thursday about the outpouring of support she has received since the video showing her being bullied by some middle school students went viral. (By Annette Lein, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
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NEW YORK (AP) - Four seventh-grade boys from upstate New York who were caught on video mercilessly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor have received their punishment.

The school system in the Rochester suburb of Greece says it will suspend the middle school students from school and from using regular bus transportation for a year.

The students will be transferred to a special alternative education program. The district is legally required to give the students an education.

Each student will also be required to complete 50 hours of community service with senior citizens.

The video uploaded to YouTube by a fellow student drew millions of viewers. A fund drive that began with a goal of $5,000 to help Klein take a nice vacation raised more than $667,304 as of Friday.

WSYR-TV in Syracuse first reported the school district's decision 

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Information from: WSYR-AM, http://www.570wsyr.com

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