Nation; NEW YORK; Bullied N.Y. Bus Aide Says She's Retiring

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Nation; NEW YORK; Bullied N.Y. Bus Aide Says She's Retiring


GREECE - A school bus monitor who was shown in a video being relentlessly bullied by a group of boys said Friday she will retire.

Karen Klein, a 68-yearold grandmother, said the decision to leave the job she held for three years was tough but wasn't based on her now infamous encounter with the mean-spirited seventh-graders, who tormented her with profanity, insults and threats during a bus run as the school year wound down in June.

A video of the episode went viral and spurred an outpouring of more than $700,000 in donations for Klein from all over the world.

She said she'll keep busy in her retirement, perhaps volunteering with organizations that help people touched by bullying or suicide.

The cellphone video, posted online, shows Klein trying her best to ignore the abuse.

The Greece school district has suspended the four students for a year.

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