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Patch's Poll: Is A One-Year Suspension Enough For Bus Monitor Bullies?

The four middle school students who bullied bus monitor Karen Klein were suspended from school last week and sent to do community service. What do you think about this?

The four students caught on video harassing and verbally abusing an elderly bus monitor have been suspended for a year from their school in Greece, NY.

As part of their punishment, the seventh-grade students will also have to serve 50 hours of community service with senior citizens, according to CNN.

The profanity-laced video, posted on YouTube on June 19 and since garnering over 8 million hits, shows the students taunting, poking and using very harsh language against 68-year-old Karen Klein. Klein doesn’t fight back, despite the students’ brutal insults.

Klein told the Associated Press that the students will still be attending an alternative school, and that they “wont be at home doing nothing.” She also told the AP she approved of the punishment, and that she intends to meet with the four students to ask them why they did what they did.

What are your thoughts on this punishment? Is it too much? Not enough? Or should it be more severe? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

jmf July 03, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Suspend students that don't want to be in school anyway - how is that punishment? Send them to boot camp - I'm sure the Marines can straighten them out.

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