Thursday, November 06, 2014

Court Says Students Can Proceed With Claims of Anti-Semitic Harassment At School

In T.E. v. Pine Bush Central School District, (SD NY, Nov. 4, 2014), a New York federal district court refused to dismiss claims by three Jewish students that they suffered extensive anti-Semitic harassment from fellow-students while attending elementary school, middle school and high school. In a 76-page opinion, the court allowed students to proceed against the school district and various school officials in their individual capacities with claims under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 14th Amendment and the New York Civil Rights Law. Courthouse News Service reports on the decision.