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Teen Response to 'Bus Monitor Bullying' Video

Matthew Frank Kot for local2 sault ste. marie
June 21st, 2012 at 9:40pm | Last Updated at 9:49pm

This article is a column or editorial.
The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of LOCAL2.

In Sault Ste. Marie, virtually everyone was raised to respect their elders. Back in the days, if someone said so much as an elder's first name, the consequences were severe. I can't believe I'm saying it, but I think we should go back to those days, especially after watching a very disturbing video. This video here shows just snippets of the actual 10 minute harassment by four middle school kids of their bus monitor. The entire video is obviously not meant for Local2, a family-friendly website.

The four kids here, named in the description of the full-length video, are by far the most ignorant children I've ever seen in my whole entire life, and trust me, I know some really bad kids. Nobody I know, I repeat, NOBODY, is as evil as these children are. Random people across the world are apologizing on behalf of our generation for such profound video, and I'm one of them. This is despicable.

Whomever has the nerve to go on a school bus and start calling a bus monitor, who has done nothing wrong, a "Fat-a**", comparing her movements to an "elephant", making fun of her family, including her son who committed suicide, and TAPING this all and uploading it, they deserve some pretty long groundings, at the very least. Some people are even calling for physical discipline.

I'm one of them. Poor Karen, who was just doing her job, sitting on the bus watching over everyone, did nothing to these kids. She just sat there and let them make her life a living Hell. Admittedly, many people I've spoken to have said that if they were in her position, the solution would be much less peaceful. I believe that Karen Klein here did the right thing, setting a good example and being a role model for the school board, but this all comes down to parenting.

Yes, I went there. I have every right to accuse the parents for their children's behavior. My mother, of course, never ever got yelled at because I never did such a cruel thing like these four did. But, everyone on the social networking sites make good points: Don't spoil your children. Make them EARN their rewards. Don't give in to their demands. Karen was crying, alright, she was crying for the future of society, and society in a few years time will be run by people our generation, and if these children represent this generation, well then, I think our world is going down a really dangerous, a very twisted path.

Watch the video, here's the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l93wAqnPQwk ... What do you think about these children? How do you feel about the situation? What is our world coming to?


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