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Jun 21, 2012 1:41 PM by AP

Update: Bullied NY bus monitor won't press charges

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The upstate New York bus monitor who was the target of a videotaped verbal assault at the hands of four middle schoolers does not want the boys to face criminal charges.

Police in the Rochester suburb of Greece say 68-year-old Karen Klein is happy with the swift and strong community response against the verbal attack, which was captured in a 10-minute video that went viral online.

Greece police Capt. Steve Chatterton says criminally charging the seventh-grade boys would require their actions to rise to the level of a crime. So far, the conduct hasn't been found to reach that level.

By Thursday morning, the video that was posted to YouTube had been viewed more than 1.5 million times. An online crowd-funding site raised more than $200,000 by midday Thursday to help send Klein on vacation.

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