Karen Klein, bullied bus monitor, Boston bound
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The bus monitor victimized by middle school bullies in a video that went viral is Boston bound.
Karen Klein, the woman seen in the video as the target of vicious insults, is planning to spend Thursday in the Hub.
Part of her trip will be a duck boat ride through the city as she monitors some local kids.
Klein is now being recognized for her courage in Boston.
“I’m anxious to see everybody and say hi,” Klein said over the phone.
The grandmother will join local radio station Mix 104.1 in the fight to end bullying.
“I was only really only bullied for 10 minutes. Some people are for years. That’s what I hate. It’s terrible,” Klein said.
It’s message she's taken to national TV and beyond.
This has gone all over the world and it makes people aware of what goes on. People write to me to tell me they’ve been bullied. I hope it makes them feel better to be able to tell somebody,” Klein said.
A Boston school committee member plans to make Klein an honorary bus monitor. Then she'll hop aboard one of the city's iconic duck boats for an unforgettable day of sightseeing.