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The upstate New York school bus monitor who received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations after a video of her being harassed by students went viral has decided to use some of the proceeds to start her own anti-bullying foundation…

Klein was working as a middle school bus monitor when four students berated her with a stream of profanity, insults, jeers and physical ridicule.

The verbal abuse continued unabated for about 10 minutes while another student filmed the altercation on a cell phone camera.

The video posted to YouTube on June 19, where it received more than 8 million views, showed giggling students from the upstate New York community of Greece heaping insults onto her and jabbing her with a book. The grandmother of eight sits quietly, weeping at one point…

"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 on the foundation’s website. "Because of my own personal bullying story, I’ve now decided to become an advocate of change."

— excerpts from “Harassed Bus Monitor Starts Anti-bullying Foundation" by Jonathan Noah in CNN.com (Aug. 22, 2012)

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