Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the State Police Hate Crimes Unit to investigate the Friday night attack against Bais Rivkah in Crown Heights.
Officials say the incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. They say someone smashed two ground-level windows at the Bais Rivkah Girls School, located on the corner of Lefferts Ave and Brooklyn Ave.
“On Friday night, an armed person vandalized the Bais Rivkah School in Crown Heights,” Governor Cuomo released in a statement.
“I am disgusted by this blatant act of anti-Semitism, and it was made worse by the fact that it was directed at a school where our youngest New Yorkers go to learn and where parents expect their children to be safe,” the Governer said.
“I am directing the State Police Hate Crime Task Force to assist local law enforcement in investigating this crime. We will find the responsible party and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
“New York will never tolerate discrimination and we will continue to stamp out hate whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head.”