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Jun 21, 2012 12:20 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Bullied NY bus monitor hopes parents see video

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York bus monitor taunted mercilessly by a group of students says she hopes the children's parents see the video that went viral online and talk to them about respect.

Karen Klein says it took "a lot of willpower" not to respond to Monday's jeers from at least four seventh- and eighth-grade boys riding the bus operated by the Greece Central School District, a suburban Rochester district.

The encounter was captured in a 10-minute video posted to YouTube showing the 68-year-old Klein trying to ignore the stream of profanity, insults and outright threats.

Outrage over the taunting sparked an outpouring of support. The international crowd funding site Indiegogo.com raised more than $124,000 by Thursday to send the grandmother of eight on a vacation.

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