RYE– Parents in the Rye School District received a letter from Superintendent Edward Shine with regards to the Rye Hazing incident.
This was in response to parents and the news media requesting more information:
Statement from Dr. Edward Shine
Superintendent of Rye City School District
My statement last night indicated that the information related to charges filed against three Rye High School juniors and released by the Westchester County Department of Public Safety are a legal issue to be handled through the prosecutor’s office and the courts. Parents and the news media are seeking more information about the victims and the RHS juniors involved in these allegations.
While this is uncomfortable, I need everyone to know that Federal law prevents the District and its officials from sharing any information about the victims and the students who have been charged. Federal law also prohibits District officials from sharing any information about disciplinary procedures and/or consequences such as suspension.
We will do all we can to protect the health and welfare of all the students at Rye Middle School and Rye High School and we appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this time.