We would like to believe that most of you will agree with us when we say that children should respect the elderly. Obviously, this is a lesson taught to kids by their parents, teachers and society in general.
We don't know where the chain broke but someone clearly failed to teach the children seen in this video taunting an elderly bus matron employed by the Greece Central School District in Rochester, New York, about respect and compassion.
The youngsters verbally abused the woman to tears while at the same time filming the incident on a cell phone camera and then reportedly uploading it on Facebook where it was discovered by a third party who then posted the video on YouTube with this description:
"NOTE: I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS, I SAW THE VIDEO ON FACEBOOK AND UPLOADED IT HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD HOW F***ED UP KIDS ARE."
The elderly woman, whom Gawker identified as Karen Huff Klein, wrote on her Facebook page that she enjoys working for the school district and "will continue to work...unless I come into lots of money."
The Democrat and Chronicle reported that Greece Police Capt. Steve Chatterton said that Greece Central School District officials told the police about the videos on Wednesday morning. Chatterton stated that his department will “"nvestigate the incident and take appropriate action".
In addition to the first clip, the same YouTube poster uploaded two more videos that appear to have been shot on a separate occasion, again with some youngsters harassing an elderly woman - we can't say for sure if all three videos are related.
Be warned, the following videos contain graphic language.