Greece, N.Y. – Karen Klein says her days as a bus monitor are likely over.
Klein was bullied by several Greece middle school students on a bus in June. Video of that incident went viral and inspired a Toronto man to set up an online fundraising account in her name.
That account now totals around $680,000.
Klein says she’ll receive the money when the fundraiser ends in a week.
“I still don’t know what I’m going to do with it,” Klein said. “Maybe I’ll buy a camper and tour the country.”
Returning to a school bus, however, is not part of the plan.
“Don’t think I have time,” she said with a laugh. “Maybe I’ll get my house in shape and do the millions of crafts that I have.”
She also wants to do good by donating some of the money to charity.
“My granddaughter has Down Syndrome and my grandson has autism so I was thinking of maybe to donating to Mary Cariola and the Holy Childhood, they’re local and it take care of both,” she said.
Much is still up in the air, though.
One thing that is on the calendar is a trip to Disneyland with her family next month.