Full disclosure: This video of kids harassing an elderly school bus monitor is so disturbing, I couldn't even watch the whole thing. It takes a lot -- a LOT -- for me to say this, considering the bullies on the bus don't look any older than 11 or 12, but somebody needs to beat some sense into those kids. Because they're horrible, malicious creatures who deserve to experience physical pain for the horrible, malicious things they said to this poor old woman.
For a full 10 minutes they taunt the bus monitor for being "fat" and "disgusting." They curse and swear, ripping apart every aspect of the woman's appearance: "Look at those ugly-a** ears. You can see the sweat dripping down her face." They're relentless, even after the woman starts crying. What the hell is wrong with these kids?!
And I hate to be obvious with my next question, but what the hell is wrong with their parents?! What these kids did to this woman goes beyond "misbehaving" or "not respecting elders." This is like Lord of the Flies-level "bullying," for lack of a better word. It's like these kids are possessed or, perhaps more accurately, like they have no soul at all. I don't understand how it ever entered into their heads to be so incredibly mean to another human being (who, as far as we can tell, was just sitting there minding her own business)? If either one of my kids ever did something like this, I don't think I'd ever sleep again -- just lie awake at night for the rest of my life wondering what I did wrong.
I am truly at a loss here. Disgusted, confused, and just ... sad.
See how much of this video you can bear to watch:
Why do you think these kids were so cruel to the bus monitor?
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