I did NOT say that. Of COURSE they are. Hand in hand, though, it's her responsibility, and her JOB - that is WHY she is on the bus - to STOP them from behaving in this way. It's a circle - but all in all, I feel as though she was the adult in charge and failed to act the way she should, and perhaps isn't ideal to have working in that position. If those kids had been picking on another 13 year old girl on the bus - calling the girl the same names, etc., do you think that she would have been able to stop them? The boys in my class in grammar school acted this way too - and this was 15 years ago. This isn't a changing of the times - this was kids sniffing out a weak link and preying on it. I stand by my opinion.