BRIEF: Fort Meade Marines support bullied bus monitor
FORT MEADE, Jun 24, 2012 (The Capital - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The bus monitor who gained national attention after an online video showed her being bullied by children got the support of a group of local Marines recently.
The YouTube video, taken from a cellphone camera, showed the 68-year-old Karen Klein of upstate New York being taunted and harassed by middle-schoolers, even when she told them she was crying.
The group from Fort George G. Meade created a YouTube video for Klein expressing their support.
"We saw the video of what happened to you, Ms. Klein," said a man who identified himself as Pvt. Smith, a public affairs Marine stationed at Fort Meade. "I'd just like to say that nobody deserves that."
"Oorah!" a group of Marines behind him responds.
The Fort Meade video was noted by ABC News, which has been following Klein's story.
After the incident gained national attention, a group that set up an online fund to send Klein on a vacation collected more than $500,000.
The kids who were accused of bullying have since apologized.
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