The bullying issue has grown to be more than a student vs. student issue. A 68 year old bus monitor named Karen Klein from nearby Greece, NY is the latest documented victim. A 10 minute YouTube video shows students teasing her weight, age and income. The students even threaten harm to her.

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A blog site has started collecting donations to help Karen enjoy a dream vacation or even retire.

Karen hasn’t had the easiest life. She makes only $15,000 a year in her occupation and has a child who committed suicide. This is someone’s mother. I’m guessing most of these kids on the bus wouldn’t appreciate these comments aimed at their parents. An update on the blog site came this morning from Karen’s daughter:

“This is Amanda (tammbg below). I am Karen's daughter and I just joined this campaign. I have spoken with Max and with Indiegogo and we just want to thank you so much for your support. I am at work now so can't put a picture up yet. We are completely overwhelmed with all the support, so thank you.”

As of 11:18am on June 21st, 2012 - $178,623 have been contributed. God bless you, Karen! You deserve EVERY penny!