The family of a student at Nassau BOCES Eagle Avenue Middle School in West Hempstead recently filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the school and the Hewlett-Woodmere School District, alleging that staffers stood by as their son was bullied by schoolmates.
Gedaliah Hoffman, an Orthodox Jewish special-needs student from Woodmere, was subjected to "vile anti-Semitic slurs and threats," according to the suit, reports the New York Post.
According to The Herald, the complaint filed by Gedaliah and his mother Lori said, "other children were permitted to call Gedaliah a 'f------ Jew' because he was wearing a yarmulke on his head."
She is seeking $10 million in damages and $500,000 for the loss of services and the cost of medical treatment she required as a result of the situation.
Nassau BOCES and the Hewlett-Woodmere School District declined to comment on the matter.
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