Two of the middle-school boys who mercilessly tormented New York bus monitor Karen Huff Klein have finally apologized, after days of world wide outrage (video below).
In a 10-minute video of the bullying, that has gone viral, the 68-year-old Klein tried to ignore the cruel insults from the boys, as reported by Opposing Views.
Klein has since become a media sensation, appearing on the 'Today' show, 'Good Morning America,' 'Fox & Friends,' and 'Anderson Cooper 360.'
On 'Anderson Cooper 360,' one student, Josh, wrote in a statement: ‘I’ am so sorry for the way I treated you. When I saw the video, I was disgusted and could not believe I did that.’
Klein's reaction was: "I just don’t think I would believe Josh had to say."
Another boy, Wesley, wrote: ‘I feel really bad about what I did. I wish I had never done those things. If that had happened to someone in my family like my mother or grandmother, I would be really mad at the people who did that to them."
One of the dads of the boys seemed absolutely dumbfounded that his precious son could act in such a horrible way.
While Klein doesn't want to boys to go to jail, she did suggest community service: "‘I want [the kids] to make sure they never do this again to anybody. I would like them to be kept off the bus for a year, and be forbidden to play any sports, at least for a year."
Klein said that she is "amazed" that an online fund, set up by supporters, has reached more than $440,000.
Greece Central School District officials phoned police on Wednesday and the students, believed to have been involved, were questioned at the school, but none of the boys have been charged with a crime.
Police say, so far, the behavior seen on the video does not reach a criminal level.
Assistant Superintendent Deb Hoeft, of Greece Central School District, told the Democrat and Chronicle: "All students found to have a role in this incident will face disciplinary action. Although their behavior was inexcusable, we also have concern for the safety of all involved. We urge patience to allow us to investigate and determine the appropriate discipline."