[Update Below] In case you needed any further proof that America's youths should be systematically interned in forced labor camps building Xbox 360s for North Korean refugees, here's a video from the Greece Central School District in Rochester, New York, where some vulgar little beasts recently reduced an elderly bus matron to tears.
Of course, it's possible these young men were driven to such extremes by some horrible off-camera abuse perpetrated by the bus matron. But something tells us the woman, whom Gawker identifies as Karen Huff Klein, didn't do anything to deserve this barrage of insults—on her Facebook page, Klein says she enjoys working for the school district and "will continue to work...unless I come into lots of money." Or unless that bus she's monitoring mysteriously explodes in a magnificent fireball, killing all on board except her and the driver.
Greece Central School District officials say they're now investigating the incident, because beyond the adolescent invective—which included such gems as "She's gonna pick out which kid she's gonna rape next." "Karen wants herpes." "F**king hearing aid." and "I'll f**king take a cr*p in your mouth."—one kid threatens to cut her. The local Greece paper reports that officers will “investigate the incident and take appropriate action." With any luck, Greece will handle this the old fashioned way, by casting the guilty ones into exile.
Update 5:13 p.m.: The same Internet that enabled a bunch of rotten kids to share this infuriating video has also given this story a partially happy ending. While nothing can take back the unbridled nastiness Klein was subjected to on that bus, there is a silver lining here: An Indiegogo fundraiser for Klein has already raised over $
19,000 $28,000! The "Lets Give Karen Klein A Vacation!" page, which has this heartwarming mission: "She doesn't earn nearly enough ($15,506) to deal with some of the trash she is surrounded by. Lets give her something she will never forget, a vacation of a lifetime!"
Update 6/21/12 8:31 a.m.: Wow, Internet, now you've donated over $125,000! Stay tuned for the revelation that this is all just a viral marketing stunt...