U.S. & World News
Bullied bus monitor honored in Rochester
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A strong show of support for the bus monitor from Rochester, who was seen being verbally abused by students.
Bus drivers and monitors say the controversy surrounding Karen Klein has encouraged people to stand up to bullying on buses.
Many hope the incident will lead to new bus regulations.
To honor Klein and her colleagues, The Mall at Greece Ridge in Rochester kicked off Bus Monitor and Bus Driver Appreciation Days on Saturday.
Bus monitors and drivers gathered to support Karen and voice their opinions about the incident.
Bus monitors and drivers were not the only ones who gathered at the mall.
Students from around the area also showed support for Karen.
One student, who was bullied herself, read Karen a letter.
Karen says she cannot believe the attention this controversy has gained.
She believes her story can serve as a lesson.
The Mall at Greece Ridge is honoring all bus drivers and monitors throughout the weekend.
GET THE LATEST NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM ABCNEWS.COM ---
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
bullying, bus, u.s. & world news
- Mother charged with murder in Baby Angel case
- AccuWeather: Brisk And Cold 17 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- Thieves target luxury cars in New York area 54 min ago
- Photos: Luxury car theft ring bust in NYC
- De Blasio says family will live in Gracie Mansion
- Photos: A look at Gracie Mansion
- Yonkers family jumps from window to escape fire
- Photos: Family escapes Yonkers fire
- Pope Francis chosen Time's Person of the Year
- Photos: Time's Person of the Year: The unchosen
- Black ice warnings as bitter cold sets in
- Mega Millions jackpot grows to $400 Million
- AccuWeather: Brisk And Cold
17 min ago