Supporters for Klein quickly rallied around the 23-year school district veteran, raising more than $99,000 early Thursday in a campaign on Indiegogo.com.
“She doesn’t earn nearly enough ($15,506) to deal with some of the trash she is surrounded by. Lets give her something she will never forget, a vacation of a lifetime!” the campaign urges.
A Facebook support page called “Kindness for Karen” had more than 2,000 "likes" late Wednesday.
“I wanted to make sure that she doesn’t lose faith,” the page’s founder, Kendra Fee, told the Daily News.
“There are way more people who have her in their hearts and want to support her, and there’s a lot more kindness in the world,” said Fee, of Rochester, who doesn’t know Klein.