As an update to our July 1, 2012 blog entitled, "Are Our Schools Doing Enough To Enforce No Bullying Policies?", school bus aide Karen Klein has decided to retire. As you may recall, Klein is the 68 year old bus aide/grandmother who was mercilessly bullied and verbally abused by seventh grade boys on a school bus in Greece, NY.
Klein is a former 20 year school bus driver veteran and was a school bus aide for the last three years. In her decision to retire, Klein stated that she thought it was time for her to leave. She plans to explore volunteer work with groups that help people affected by bullies.
The fundraising efforts with the goal of raising $5,000 to send Klein on vacation, has reportedly yielded a total of $703,833. The four students primarily responsible for the Klein incident, have been suspended by the Greece school district for one year.
Long Island Lawyer
Paul A. Lauto, Esq.