Four seventh-graders who bullied bus monitor Karen Klein have been suspended for a year, banned from bus transportation and ordered to do community service with senior citizens, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.
The Greece Central School District announced the punishment this afternoon. In a statement, Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams said the students and their families waived their right to a due process hearing and agreed to the disciplinary measures.
Besides 50 hours of community service, the boys, who attend Greece Athena Middle School, must also complete a program in bullying prevention. Though suspended, they won't spend the year at home; they'll attend classes at a special center in the district a local news station reports.
Last week, cellphone video of the verbal harassment was posted to YouTube and went viral.
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