A video of a group of middle schoolers from upstate New York tormenting a elderly bus monitor has had repercussions nobody expected. The video, uploaded to Facebook by the bullies themselves, went viral, turning the tables completely on the bullies.
According to a story in the Christian Science Monitor, sympathy began pouring in for the 68-year-old grandmother who was the target of their attack. With it, followed a flood of donations -- more than $360,000 and counting by Thursday evening. The site had been set up just to raise enough money to send her on a vacation, but by the time it’s finished she could probably retire.
The video (see Youtube) went on for 10 minutes with the group of middle schoolers cursing and taunting the woman as she sat quietly and cried. Despite it all, however, she does not want to give up her job and nor does she want the students charged. (Warning - offensive and obscene language)
Our question is, after watching the video and seeing what the elderly bus monitor was put through by the students, what do you think their punishment should be?