This is my opinion, and only my opinion. If you dont like it, tough. This is my Tumblr. Ok first of all, i know Karen Klein, the school bus monitor, was mercilessly bullied by four 12 year old boys while she was working. We all saw the video, its all over the tv and social media. I think bullying is WRONG. Those four middle school boys deserve to be punished to the fullest by the school board, bus service, and their parents. Ok, having said that, i also believe a few more things… 1. I found this very disturbing….Mrs Klein wont meet the boys so they can personally apologize. That shows no class on her part, im sorry. And the boys sent hand-written apologies to her. Her reply on tv was “I dont believe them. They dont mean it.” 2. At last count, i believe a website has raised over $660,000 cash money for Mrs Klein. Plus American Airlines has given her free airline tickets for her and 8 of her family member and friends to fly free round-trip anywhere in the world. Also, there has been donations of free hotel stays all over the world, free rental cars, etc etc long list….3. The bulliers are 12 years old!!!! Please lets take that into consideration. 4. I was HORRIBLY bullied from 6th to 9th grade. Everyday. I was bullied for being poor, being a Yankee (i had moved down to small-town Decaturville, Tennessee from Chicago, Illinois) and i wore thick glasses. Like it or not, sadly, bullying is a part of life. I wish it wasnt, and i pray daily for it to end. We cant go around handing out $660,000+, vacations, etc to everyone that is bullied. 5. Not accepting the young mens apologies is sad. Those boys are sorry, and im sure that after this, theyve learned their lesson. Which is good. 6. We need to stomp out bullying…ill never get over being horribly bullied in middle school. I wanted to commit suicide everyday. I never wanted to go to school. Believe me, im not taking up for the bullies in this situation. I just think that $660,000+ needs to be donated to more worthy causes, like the Stop Bullying causes, and homeless, hungry children. And maybe the bullys need counseling. That costs money. One more thing….these kids, the bullys, and their innocent family members are getting death threats, threats of kidnapping, and are getting bullied. When will this horrible cycle end? UPDATE: The bullys have been punished. 1. All 4 have been suspended from school for 1 year. 2. All 4 have been banned from the school bus system. 3. All 4 have to serve 50 hours of community service helping senior citizens 4. All 4 kids must take part in an anti-bullying program….i think this is adequate punishment.
I will never forget the day a drunk driver ran you off the road, and you died so young. It was 1996. We were good friends in high school, we were close. I think about you everyday, and i always will. I bet youre looking down on me from Heaven. I live a mile from where you had your car crash, thats tough for me. Drunk driving kills, point blank, no doubt. How stupid! Just dont drink and drive. How hard is that? Its such an easy way to save lives and prevent deaths. Imagine driving home from church and a drunk driver running you off the road, you have your kids in the car…how horrible! Please dont drink and drive.
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