Whenever and wherever it happens it’s ugly. But I was shocked to see just how ugly it can be.
Yesterday, a friend from high school sent me a link to a video that was posted on YouTube of an elderly bus monitor (Karen Klein) who was viciously and mercilessly abused verbally for 10 minutes on a school bus by a group of middle school students.
You read that right – middle school kids.
That means the members of this mean-spirited pack of jackals were each between 11-13 years of age.
The disturbing incident was captured on a video phone by one of the cowardly conspirators who did nothing to stop the verbal assault and battery of this senior citizen.
I’ve decided to share the YouTube video in its entirety below. However, I’m sure that your sense of decency will be so assailed that it will prevent you watching the entire mugging-by-words that this poor woman endured.
Be warned this video contains the most vulgar, hateful, graphic and explicit type of language. Do NOT watch it around any children.
Tears of sadness and anger welled up in my eyes while watching this the first time. I’m ashamed to say that this egregious outrage occurred in a suburb of my hometown of Rochester, NY.
What kind of parents raise these types of animals? When did thugs take over the middle school bus route?
How did these perverse preteens become so callous to human decency while simultaneously reveling in such malicious selfishness?
The filth that frothed from the mouths of these rabid, senseless minors troubles me deeply because I know it’s not isolated to the Greece Central School District.
Carbon copies of these self-absorbed Cretans are in every school district across this country, like pock marks of anti-decency whose sole purpose is to scar and pain people.
The bullying has to stop and that must start in the home.
Specifically to the parents of these lowlifes in the video above – take accountability and responsibility for your progeny!
You should be ashamed of the stain these woeful youths have left on your family names!!!
Nobody deserves to be treated in the shameful manner that Ms. Klein was treated. She should not have to pay the price, in tears and heartache, for your inability to control the craven behavior of your moronic offspring.
The disturbing irony, is that if Ms. Klein had used foul language to retaliate with these idiots or touched them (as they touched her), these absentee parents would have screamed bloody murder demanding justice and Klein’s firing.
Yet Ms. Klein did no such thing. She replied only with her tears; her attempts to ignore the abuse; and a stinging indictment that she’ll send the children each a “Thank You” card for being “so kind” to her.
In truth, the only kindness to emerge from this unseemly video mess is that one of the outraged viewers, a guy by the name of Max (Maximilian) Sidorov, started a fundraiser to give Ms. Klein a vacation – who knows, perhaps enough money might be raised for her so she can retire from having to be a bus monitor for demon spawn.
If you’d like to donate to the Karen Klein vacation/retirement fund, here’s the link: http://www.indiegogo.com/loveforkarenhklein?a=720266
Question: Have you ever been the victim of bullying? Were you ever a bully yourself – do you regret it?