Greece, N.Y. - Since Greece school bus monitor Karen Klein's story went viral Monday, reaching media around the world; she's been offered everything from flowers, money and trips to Disney World.
But what she really wanted was an apology. She got that Friday. Greece Police dropped off the letters to Karen Klein at her home from two of the boys and two of the parents.
"From the family of Luis and Luis Jr, we apologize from the bottom of our hearts," the Recio family stated. "What happened, we wish this never happens again to nobody, from nobody."
Klein reviewed apologies from three of the boys who bullied her on a YouTube video on a bus and they families.
"I'm deeply sorry for what my son did, I wish I could make it up to you," Wesley Helm's mother wrote. "I would like it if he could do some work for you or help you in some way. I'm sure you don't want him near you or your property, I don't blame you. I'm embarrassed , angry and sad. I am truly sorry."
Josh Slesak writes, "Dear Mrs. Klein, I am sorry for the way I treated you. When I saw the video, I was disgusted and I could not believe I did that. I'm sorry for being so mean and promise to never treat someone this way again."
As Klein read Josh's response, she kind of chuckled. I asked her why.
"It doesn't seem serious enough," Klein said.
Klein says it's hard to know what's going through the boys' mind but she hopes they've learned something from this.
"I hope they know what they've done wrong, maybe they don't know that," Klein said. "I hope they do and I hope they can live with themselves for what they did."
Klein says she too has learned and wishes she did some things differently.
"I could have gone up to the front of the bus," Klein said. "I could have done a lot of things probably, I didn't, I don't know why."
I asked Klein why she didn't write up the boys She said she didn't want to have the write the things they said on paper.
She wanted to ignore them.
Klein said what the boys said to her wasn't threatening, just irritating.
Police say all the boys involved have taken responsibility for their actions and no criminal charges will be filed.
Police told 13WHAM News in an email, "the students and families would have liked to issue the apologies in person or on television but are in fear of their safety since they have received so many threats."
Earlier this week, the father of one of the boys stopped by Karen's house to personally apologize for his son's behavior.
The Greece School District indicated it will have its own form of punishment for the students, but has not yet specified details.