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Greece students suspended one year for bullying bus monitor

Photo from YouTube video

The four Greece middle school students who gained notoriety earlier this month for relentlessly taunting an elderly bus monitor have been suspended from school for one year. 

The Greece Central School District made the announcement late Friday afternoon, following an investigation. 

A 10-minute video of the students hurling insults at 68-year-old Karen Klein quickly went viral, resulting in national outrage and an outpouring of sympathy toward the monitor.  An online donation effort for Klein has raised more than $665,000. 

The four students will transfer to an alternative education program for the next school year.  They'll be required to perform 50 hours of community service with senior citizens and complete a formal bullying prevention program.


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