Attack on Sikh Students Prompts New York School to Bring in Anti-Bullying Rules

September 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The South Asian Link

New York now has rules and regulations, prompted partly by attacks on Sikh students, to combat bullying in schools based on bias and prejudices.

“Simply put, there is just no place for prejudice or hate or bullying in our schools,” said New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was accompanied by schools chancellor Joel I Klein as he announced the rules.

The new school policy is intended to prevent intimidation and harassment based on ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.