Bullied bus monitor honored in Rochester

June 24, 2012 6:02:54 PM PDT
A strong show of support for the bus monitor from Rochester, who was seen being verbally abused by students.

Bus drivers and monitors say the controversy surrounding Karen Klein has encouraged people to stand up to bullying on buses.

Many hope the incident will lead to new bus regulations.

To honor Klein and her colleagues, The Mall at Greece Ridge in Rochester kicked off Bus Monitor and Bus Driver Appreciation Days on Saturday.

Bus monitors and drivers gathered to support Karen and voice their opinions about the incident.

Bus monitors and drivers were not the only ones who gathered at the mall.

Students from around the area also showed support for Karen.

One student, who was bullied herself, read Karen a letter.

Karen says she cannot believe the attention this controversy has gained.

She believes her story can serve as a lesson.

The Mall at Greece Ridge is honoring all bus drivers and monitors throughout the weekend.

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