East Ramapo School District
There was a clash Wednesday over school security, or what appears to be a complete lack of it in some Tri-State Area schools.
Police said the victims were a 14-year-old, who was raped, along with a 12-year-old, who was the victim of attempted rape. The assaults allegedly occurred over a four-day period last week at the home of one of the victims.
This Rockland County district has kindergarten on the chopping block because its budget was rejected by voters, an apparent push-back from a large population of ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents who school their children elsewhere and feel overtaxed.
School administrators said the root cause was a back up in the sewer system and, more importantly, they said it was fixed.
After weeks of crowding into a high school auditorium, some Rockland County elementary students finally started getting their own space on Monday. They were forced to leave their school five weeks ago because of a mysterious and sickening odor.