Bus Drivers and Monitors React
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Bus monitors and drivers gathered to support Karen and voice their opinions about the incident. Lovett says bullying on buses has been a major problem. She believes students should be punished for their actions with community service or suspension.
"I'm totally against violence, but at the same time, I want to protect my life too because I have children and a family that love me too just like their families love them," said Lovett.
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.
"It's just trying to support her because she has had such a hard time. It's just a letter that is making her feel comfortable and trying to help her through what she experienced on that bus," said Angelina Daugustino.
Karen says she cannot believe the attention this controversy has gained. She believes her story can serve as a lesson.
"I mean it's great. It's like all this is coming about. Everybody is talking about it. Things will be done now. The other children that might do it, now they won't," said Klein.
"I'm so glad that justice has prevailed. Not just for Karen, but for all of us, the school bus drivers and the school bus monitors. I'm happy for her. I'm extremely happy for her," said Lovett.
The Mall at Greece Ridge is honoring all bus drivers and monitors for the rest of the weekend. Those with an ID can pick up a gift bag at the mall's customer service desk.
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