The parents of a ninth grade boy sued Northport-East Northport School District last week alleging that school officials did not do enough to stop bullying of their son after he was allegedly subjected to constant anti-semitic insults by as many as 20 students. The taunts also continued on Facebook. Read the full story .
In the suit, the parents say that school officials dismissed complaints and fell short on disciplinary and tolerance enrichment actions, even though Board of Education Public Conduct on School Property policy states, "No person, either alone or with others, shall: (5) intimidate, harass, or discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability." Under that policy, "the district shall initiate disciplinary action against any student or staff member, as appropriate."
The school vehemently denies the allegations and says that school officials acted appropriately.
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