GREECE, NY (CNN/WROC) -- A group of New York students were caught on camera bullying a woman. Now, the video of verbal abuse has gone viral.
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It's a disturbing video that has gone viral of school bus monitor Karen Klein being harassed by students from Greece Athena. While one student records, others call her names, even threaten her life. Karen says, "It's kind of scary. I never thought... I never thought anything like this would ever happen."
Klein, a grandmother, has been working in the district for 23 years but felt like she had few options that day. She says, "If you yank the phone out, you get in trouble. I thought I would just let them go and I just tried to ignore 'em."
The district has launched an investigation and found other videos on YouTube. they are working to identify the students and say they will be disciplined. Dr. Deb Hoeft with the Greece Central School District says, "We do not tolerate harassment of staff or students."
Greece police are also investigating. But, at the same time, are concerned about the safety of the students involved. People have been posting their names and addresses online. Capt. Steve Chatterton says, "There are people showing up here angry. We understand that. Give us time to look into the investigation. Please don't jump to conclusions. These are 13, 12-year-old kids."
The video has more than 100,000 hits on YouTube. The district has received angry e-mails from people as far away as Australia. Klein has been getting messages on Facebook and flowers from strangers.
On twitter, people are showing support by using the hashtag "#TeamKaren." Klein says she hopes the kids on this tape learn a lesson from this. She says, "I hope you never do it again to anybody else."
Officials involved in the investigation are expected to hold a news conference later today.