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School District Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Failing to Protect Gay Student

By Chris Ulanowski

Syracuse, NY – The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against the Mohawk Central School District in Herkimer County -- alleging that school officials failed to protect a 14-year old gay student. For almost two-years, the plaintiff, identified only as Jacob, said he has faced relentless harassment, physical abuse and even death threats. Listen to this interview with the Civil Liberties Union attorney Corey Stoughton.