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Bullied bus monitor starts foundation with donations

Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein is establishing an anti-bullying foundation.

By Associated Press / August 22, 2012

Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein's new foundation will support international anti-bullying initiatives.

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 The former upstate New York school bus monitor whose videotaped bullying by students spurred more than $700,000 in donations to her is using some of the funds to start her own anti-bullying foundation.

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The Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation has been established as part of the GiveBack Foundation, which allows individuals to set up foundations online.

According to her page on GiveBack's website, Klein is using $100,000 to start a foundation to support anti-bullying initiatives around the world.

More than 32,000 people donated money online on Klein's behalf after a video showing her being bullied on a suburban Rochester school district bus by middle school students went viral. The 68-year-old said last month that she was retiring.

The four students who taunted Klein were suspended for a year.

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