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Online campaign winds down for bullied NY bus monitor Karen Klein as fund total tops $683,000

Online campaign winds down for bullied NY bus monitor Karen Klein as fund total tops $683,000
July 20, 2012 - 11:38 AM

GREECE, N.Y. - The online campaign that aimed to raise $5,000 to send bullied a New York bus monitor on vacation is winding down — after tallying more than $683,000.

As the monthlong campaign neared its end Friday, a spokeswoman for the fundraising site Indiegogo says more than 30,000 people have contributed to 68-year-old Karen Klein, with donations coming in from 84 countries and all 50 states.

The fundraiser for the suburban Rochester grandmother was the idea of Max Sidorov, a 25-year-old Canadian who was moved by a video posted online showing Klein being tormented by middle school students on a school bus.

The school system in the town of Greece has suspended four seventh-grade students for a year.

The fundraiser ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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