KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The YouTube video went viral , showing students harassing a elderly school bus monitor.
It shocked many people, but seemed all too familiar to Kansas City's Betty Harter.
She says walked out on a career she once loved because some of the students were so mean.
"I was horrified, but I wasn't surprised at all," Harter said.
Harter says she was a teacher for 22 years, until she quit because she just couldn't take the harassment anymore.
Harassment from kids, even in elementary school.
"Kids cursing at you, calling you names," she said. "Saying, 'I'm going to burn your house down. I'm going to come to school and shoot you,' or 'I'm going to bring my mom and beat you up.'"
Harter says she was stabbed in the arm with a pencil last May.
That was one of the last straws.
"There were no consequences for that child," she said. "He was sent back to my classroom ten minutes later."
Harter says in her experience, it depends on the administrator in each school building.
Some stand strong against problem students, while others tolerate too much misbehavior.
"They're either afraid of lawsuits from the parents or they lose money if children are suspended and out of school," Harter explained. "So there are few consequences for students."
Harter now works for a non-profit, making one-third of her previous salary.
But she walks into work each day unafraid, happy and stress-free.
Harter said her first job was in a maximum security prison.
She says that job was better than her final year as an elementary school teacher.
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