A video of middle school heathens, I mean children bullying Karen Klein an elderly bus attendant has gone viral. The video was so awful that I had to take a break before finishing it. I was so disgusted and angry I couldn't think straight! My own kids begged me to turn off the video after about one minute.
According to NYDailyNews.com — at one point, a student tells Klein that if he stabbed her in the stomach, the knife would go through like butter, because “it’s all f---n’ lard.” Another student asks her if she has an STD. One kid tells her that she doesn't have family because they "killed themselves because they didn't want to be near you." Karen's son took his own life ten years ago. How sad. Other insults included calling her fat ass, dumb, old ass and sweaty just to name a few. They ask her where she lives so they can urinate on her house. A kid touches her hair and pokes her stomach. It is horrible!
I don't want to hear any of these parents saying that their son is a good boy and doesn't behave like this. Bullshit!! This is not the first time these little monsters have bullied someone and it won't be the last time if they are not given a severe punishment!
I think that each kid needs to publicly apologize for each nasty thing they said to her. They should go down the complete list with their parents standing right next to them as they repeat every nasty thing they said to her. Here are some other possible punishments:
1) Loss of bus privileges, maybe they should walk to school
2) Expulsion from school
3) Gardening, car washing and snow duty at Mrs. Klein's house for the next year or two
4) Attend bullying workshops/classes
5) After school janitorial duties at school next year
6) Community service at a nursing home for a year
One father has stated that things have gone too far because his family has received death threats. You can't just say "he's sorry so leave us alone." Listen up Dad, I don't believe that anyone is going to physically hurt your badass kid. However, you are going to have to deal with a lot of crap for the next month or so, so just suck it up! This is part of the consequences of your kid's actions and your lack of parenting.
Where are the parents? I realize that any decent human being would be totally humiliated. However, in an effort to make sure that their sons are truly sorry for their actions, they need to make public apologies to Karen Klein. They don't need to complain about the public outcry against them because they deserve every second of it and then some. These parents should also be apologizing because they raised or shall I say didn't raise the little monsters that were totally disrepectful and mean to an elderly woman. These families should tire themselves out by saying that they are so sorry and so ashamed!
I truly hope that these parents will implement their own severe punishment in addition to whatever the school implements. I won't be surprised if they don't because some of them may feel as though their little bundle of joy has suffered enough by the public outcry against them.
Back in the day, when a kid got into trouble at school, it was a double whammy because he/she would get in trouble at home for misbehaving at school. Ahh, the good old days of old school parenting!!
Parents, please teach your children to be kind to others and to respect their elders. Society would be much better off, if parents did their job properly.