By The Associated Press
THE SPARK: A middle-school student in upstate New York posted a 10-minute video showing four other seventh-grade boys cruelly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor.
THE RESULT: Millions of viewers from around the world watched her humiliation. There were cries of indignation and sympathy, retribution and recompense.
THE CASH: Word spread, leading to a fund drive that began with a modest goal of $5,000 to help the woman take a nice vacation. By Friday afternoon, the drive had sailed past $550,000, with donations from more than 25,000 people.
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