PINE BUSH, N.Y. – Governor Cuomo has directed State Police to investigate serious allegations coming from the Pine Bush School District in Ulster County.
On Friday, Cuomo directed State Police and the Division of Human Rights to investigate the accusations of anti-Semitic harassment, physical attacks, and intimidation in the school district.
In a press release Cuomo stated:
"The reports of rampant anti-Semitic harassment and physical assaults at Pine Bush schools, if true, are deeply disturbing. Here in New York State, we have zero tolerance for bigotry or hate based on anyone's religious or ethnic origin, and to that end, I have directed the State Police and the Division of Human Rights, to undergo a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding these acts. The public has a right to know the truth, and parents across the state have the right to know that their children can attend our schools without fear of this reprehensible behavior."