The upstate New York bus monitor who received more than $700,000 in donations after a video of her being harassed by students went viral has retired and started her own anti-bullying foundation, Jonathan Noah of CNN reports.On June 19 a video posted on YouTube showed Karen Klein being verbally abused by four students for 10 minutes straight.
By July 20 more than 32,000 people around the world donated $702,684.
Initially Klein didn’t believe the donations were real but now that she has met the organiser and received the money, she donated $100,00 to found the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation and retired comfortably.
“The goal of the anti-bullying campaign is to help teach kids and teens about being kind, friendly and playing nicely with others,” Klein says in a video promoting her foundation. “Because of my own personal bullying story, I’ve now decided to become an advocate of change.”
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