Bullies of Bus Monitor Karen Klein Receive Death Threats (Video)
Although Karen Klein said she doesn't want the students who tormented her to go to jail, the bullies on her bus have been receiving death threats.
The seventh grade boys seen in a video taunting bus monitor Karen Klein are getting death threats, says CBS news.
The threats to the boys and their families come as online donations for the grandmother of eight continue to pour in - already totaling more than $449,000.
It's been quite a week for Klein. She started it as a bus monitor and former driver - a 23 year veteran - in a suburb of Rochester. She was not particularly well known outside her neighborhood. She ends the week, however, as a YouTube sensation known around the world for enduring some nasty harassment from four seventh grade bullies.
If you haven't seen the by now, you're a member of an ever-shrinking minority. (The video contains extremely graphic language.)
Since the video has gone viral, Ms. Klein has received almost $600,000 in donations from a site called IndieGoGo.
Police in the Rochester suburb of Greece, N.Y., were stepping up patrols around the houses of the middle-schoolers accused of taunting Karen. Police didn't name the boys but their purported identities leaked out on the Web.
Greece Police Capt. Steve Chatterton was compelled to warn against vigilante justice. One boy received more than a thousand death threats and commenters online were clear -- and sometimes venomous -- in their desire that the boys be severely punished.
"A threat for a threat does not make the situation better," Chatterton said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.