Do you really think the person who came out of this situation $750,000 richer is the victim, not the children who received death threats?
Yes, those poor angels who never did anything wrong before this, and we can't understand why they suddenly ganged up on this poor bus monitor with no authority to stop them.
They are receiving the consequences of their actions. If their actions had had consequences before, it might not have come to this. And before condemning the bus monitor as incompetent, look at what her actual authority as - if it was to tell the kids to sit down and be quiet, with no teeth behind it when one of them said, "make me" - that's not her fault. It's a symptom of a broken system from the school administration *to the parent* who needed to have raised their jackals to treat adults with the respect due their position, at a minimum.
And the fact she wouldn't make a good prison monitor should be a red herring, unless we are conceding that society is so far gone our youth are more like criminals than proto-members of an honest, courteous and respectful population.