October 2019

Westchester County Executive George Latimer Statement on Hate Words and Symbols Found at Scarsdale High School

“On the eve of high holy days in the Jewish faith, I am outraged and sickened that hate symbols and words have been discovered scrawl at Scarsdale High School for the second time this month. Hateful acts – of any kind- will not be tolerated and those who commit them will be found.  The Westchester County Human Rights Commission is prepared to work with the school.  Here in Westchester County we are proud of our diversity and will continue to teach and practice tolerance and acceptance.  I want the people of Scarsdale, and this entire County, to know I will always stand with them.”


Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the Hate Crimes Task Force of the State Police to assist Scarsdale police and school officials with their investigation.


In a recent statement, Cuomo said, “New York maintains an absolute zero tolerance for anti-Semitism and bigotry of any kind.” He added in a posted statement that those responsible would be held accountable.



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