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State education department reviewing appeals in Clyde-Savannah school discipline case

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The New York State Education Department is currently examining an appeal from the mother of a student involved in an alleged football hazing incident at Clyde-Savannah School last fall.

This follows the department’s rejection of a similar appeal by another parent involved in the case. The incident, which took place on October 31, led to the suspension of four students accused of attacking and filming another student in the school locker room.


The school board had previously upheld the decision to exclude one of the students until June 30, after a review on February 10. Subsequently, a second appeal was filed by another parent challenging the board’s unanimous decision on February 14 to deny her appeal against her son’s suspension.

She is requesting an immediate stay to allow her son to return to school during the appeals process and is calling for a separate investigation into the superintendent’s handling of the suspensions.

The case has stirred controversy and debate within the community, with some calling for a deeper investigation into the incident and the school’s disciplinary actions.