Students who bullied N.Y. bus monitor are suspended for a year
Karen Klein, 68, told CNN's Anderson Cooper she doesn't believe her tormenters are bad kids "deep down".
June 30th, 2012
09:00 AM ET

Students who bullied N.Y. bus monitor are suspended for a year

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Four middle school students caught on camera verbally abusing their bus monitor have been suspended for a year and will be required to complete 50 hours of community service, school district officials said Friday.

Recorded by a student with a cell phone camera on what was the second-to-last day of school, the brazen bullying went viral and spurred international outrage.

The incident occurred in Greece, New York, near Rochester.

"Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation," the Greece Central School District said in a statement.

The students will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, it said. Each will also be required to complete 50 hours of community service with senior citizens and must take part in a formal bullying prevention program.

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  1. Jorge

    Good, if we do not educate and enforce among our youth the concept and higher purpose of respect and consideration towards others according to their condition we will forever forfeit stewardship of the future to the basest and most unfortunate of human traits.

    July 3, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. mickey1313

    Good, but not enough. All of the legal guardians of the delinquents should share in all of the punishment. If people raised there kids right then this stuff would not happen.

    July 1, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |