Is video of tormented 68-year-old bus monitor beyond bullying?

Posted at 7:17 PM, Jun 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-22 19:17:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - A video that shows middle school students tormenting a 68-year-old bus monitor has gone viral.

The kids call her names, talk about her appearance and some of the kids even spew death threats.

However, does the intense verbal abuse go beyond bullying?

Jennifer Shively, a licensed professional counselor, appeared on CBS 6 News at 5:30 p.m. Friday to talk about what happened. [Watch the interview in the above video player.]