WIVB Ch.4 News visits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo and gets our members reactions to the "Bus Aide Bully" issue.
Courtesy WIVB NEWS - The student who recorded the video of middle school students outside Rochester tormenting a 68-year-old bus aide says he did it because of peer pressure. News 4 took the video to local students and had them watch it. They were shocked, surprised and saddened by what they saw. They told News 4's Luke Moretti that this is not a reflection of how all middle school students behave. We caught up with them at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo. They carefully watched what happened to Karen Klein, a grandmother of eight. One child said, "I feel very, very sorry for her because they didn't know much about her and to say something like that is just terrifying." "Most kids won't do something so rude to the elderly because we're taught to respect your elders," added another student. All of the youngsters said they would have stepped in to stop it. "If they were really true friends, the others one would have told them to stop that because it's like that's beyond being sarcastic or playing around. It's like really disrespectful," concluded one young teen.