By Sally Garcia, EnStarz | Jun 22, 2012 12:07 PM EDT
Karen Klein, a 68-year-old bus monitor in New York State, has received outpouring support from the media, celebrities and people from around the world, after a video that showed her being bullied by middle school students, went viral.
As of Friday the YouTube Video had nearly 4 million views. The 10-minute raw footage shows Klein sitting in the school bus and been brought to tears as the children call her "ugly fat ass" and tell her "you don't have a family because they all killed themselves because they don't want to be near you."
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Klein has reportedly been a widow for 17 years and has eight grandchildren.
The video sparked outrage and a donation campaign titled "Let's Give Karen The Bus Monitor a Vacation," has raised $486,288 dollars for her as of Friday noon.
Celebrities were also outraged about the bullying incident and have showed their support for her.
"It breaks my heart," Ellen DeGeneres wrote on her Twitter. "I'm so moved by the donations. Bullying doesn't end when you grow up. It ends when we stop bullying."
"No one should have to endure something like this, This upsets me," said Ryan Seacrest.
Piers Morgan also addressed the issue:
"I think every one of those kids who abused bus monitor Karen Klein should be expelled. Let them pay the ultimate price for their behavior," he wrote on Twitter.
It was reported on Friday that the boys and their families are getting death threats, according to CBS News.
Meanwhile, two of the students have apologized to Klein through statements read on CNN's "Anderson 360."
"I feel really bad about what I did," Wesley, one of the boys in the video, said in a statement sent to 360 by police. "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."
"I am so sorry for the way I treated you," another one of the students named Josh said in a separate statement."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."
In an interview with CBS News, Klein said she felt angry.
"Oh yeah, there was a part of me [that felt anger], but it stayed in me. I wanted to slap, slap, slap."
"I sure would have - Just wipe the snicker right off their faces, but you can't do that. I didn't," she added.
Klein was also very clear that she doesn't want to see any criminal charges filed against the four boys, according to CBS News.
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