New Haven, Connecticut schoolboy and his family are accusing his classmates of targeting him for physical and verbal attacks because he is Jewish, the New Haven Register reports.
Orit Avizov told a local news station that her 12-year-old was “physically attacked and verbally threatened” by one student who was yelling “kill the Jew” during the attack.
Another student “slammed his head in the locker, he got him knocked down to the ground, he started kicking him and punching him in his stomach and his ribs,” Avizov told the TV station. “This child started yelling, ‘kill the Jew, kill the Jew, kill the Jew’ while he’s attacking my son,” she said.
“Branford Public Schools is committed to ensuring each school maintains a safe environment for all students” Hernandez said in the statement. “The district strongly condemns inappropriate behavior toward any student, including bullying, violence and racial attacks. All claims of misconduct or prohibited behavior are investigated and addressed in a timely, thorough and judicious manner by the administration.”
Avizov told that along with several other parents they spoke about the bullying allegedly going on at Walsh Intermediate School at last week’s Board of Education meeting. She squarely blames the school’s administration for not properly addressing what they say is a pattern of bullying at the middle school.