Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Anti-Bullying Org
She used $100K of her $700K in donations
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2012 1:01 PM CDT
In this June 28, 2012 file photo, bus monitor Karen Klein, of Greece, NY, holds flowers during an award ceremony in her honor at a radio station in Boston.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

(Newser) – Karen Klein received more than $700,000 in donations after a video of her being bullied by students on a bus went viral—and she's taken $100,000 of that money to start the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation. The 68-year-old former bus monitor's organization aims to end bullying, and will start off with the No Bully Tour 2012, a music tour and awareness campaign. The foundation will also support other organizations with similar missions, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.

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Rembrandt_Q_Einstein
Aug 22, 2012 7:34 PM CDT
I still say that giving someone 700K for what was basically a bad day at work is retarded.
Riffran
Aug 22, 2012 5:50 PM CDT
What a great lady!.....TAKE THAT YOU LITTLE SHITS.
fractal
Aug 22, 2012 4:47 PM CDT
While I love her intentions, there are other non-profits already set up to combat bullying. If she had donated to those, she could have saved a lot of administrative and start-up costs.