Bullied NY bus monitor teaches kindness year later

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GREECE, N.Y. It's been a year since Karen Klein became known as the bullied bus monitor at the center of a 10-minute cellphone video that unleashed a flood of donations.

At her upstate New York home in suburban Rochester, she reflected on the year since the taunts and threats she endured from four seventh-grade boys moved thousands of strangers to give her money for a vacation. More than $700,000 poured in.

Now retired, Klein says she used $100,000 to seed the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation to promote kindness. Some proceeds have helped family and friends, and she hopes to use some to fix up the house where she's lived for 46 years.

Daughter Amanda Klein-Romig says such fame would change a lot of people, but her mother has remained the same.

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