Three of the students who taunted and teased bus monitor Karen Klein have issued statements apologising. While one boy’s father actually confronted the 68-year-old and issued his own personal apology for his son’s atrocious behavior.
“I am so sorry for the way I treated you,” one of the students, identified only as “Josh,” said in a statement issued by police Thursday to Anderson Cooper 360. “When I saw the video I was disgusted and could not believe I did that. I am sorry for being so mean and I will never treat anyone this way again.”
Another student, identified as “Wesley,” also issued an apology, writing: “I feel really bad about what I did. I wish I had never done those things. If that had happened to someone in my family, like my mother or grandmother, I would be really mad at the people who did that to them.”
The boys are said have received death threats following the video going viral and amassing an extraordinary 3.9 million hits as of 10am Friday.
The public outrage over the incident has also seen an overwhelming support for Klein and her “vacation fund”, which was set up by a family friend in the hopes of raising a modest $5,000.
As of this morning, the donations are currently at $472,000 and growing by the minute.
Here is one of the boy’s father’s apologising to Klein.
If you want to contribute to give Klein the vacation of a lifetime, click here.