LI districts cancel trip to New Rochelle school amid safety concerns

<p>Students at New Rochelle High School are frustrated after discovering they are being ostracized due to recent violence at their school.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2018, 1:57 AM

Updated 2,307 days ago

Share:

Students at New Rochelle High School are frustrated after discovering they are being ostracized due to recent violence at their school.
After a number of stabbings in the area, some schools on Long Island are boycotting New Rochelle's annual Model Congress event.
A letter was sent to parents in the Hewlett Woodmere school district saying that students would not be going due to security concerns.
Students at New Rochelle tell News 12 they joined Model Congress to improve their public speaking, gain confidence and make new friends from different schools.
Seniors in the club say they won't get another opportunity because of the stigma against their school.
"They're saying the place where we learn is unsafe," says Andrew Sorota.
The superintendent of New Rochelle schools, Dr. Brian Osborne, has made an offer to his counterparts on Long Island to come and see what the school is about.
While school districts have acknowledged the stepped-up safety precautions in the letter, officials say they don't want to take any chances.
News 12 reached to the Long Island school districts but has not heard back.


More from News 12
0:31
NYPD: 37-year-old woman from Mount Vernon fatally slashed in the neck in Williamsbridge; suspect arrested

NYPD: 37-year-old woman from Mount Vernon fatally slashed in the neck in Williamsbridge; suspect arrested

2:17
Nice today but hot and more humid weather is on the way

Nice today but hot and more humid weather is on the way

0:46
Police seek help finding missing woman with autism in Hartsdale

Police seek help finding missing woman with autism in Hartsdale

1:10
Headlines: Murder suspect arrested, burglary arrest in Mamaroneck, drug and weapons charges in Newburgh

Headlines: Murder suspect arrested, burglary arrest in Mamaroneck, drug and weapons charges in Newburgh

0:30
Transit Alert: Bee-Line Bus service changes coming Monday

Transit Alert: Bee-Line Bus service changes coming Monday

0:17
Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze in Mount Vernon building

Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze in Mount Vernon building

0:24
5th graders at Montgomery Elementary School ‘DARE Aware’ after fun kickball game

5th graders at Montgomery Elementary School ‘DARE Aware’ after fun kickball game

1:51
New York launches Mobile ID to digitize driver’s licenses, non-driver IDs. Here’s how to get it.

New York launches Mobile ID to digitize driver’s licenses, non-driver IDs. Here’s how to get it.

0:37
Dog fight! Joey Chestnut out of July 4 hot dog eating contest due to deal with rival brand

Dog fight! Joey Chestnut out of July 4 hot dog eating contest due to deal with rival brand

1:58
USA, fresh off huge upset win, plays India in last Nassau Cricket World Cup match

USA, fresh off huge upset win, plays India in last Nassau Cricket World Cup match

1:28
Garden Guide: This is why your plants are blooming better than usual this year

Garden Guide: This is why your plants are blooming better than usual this year

1:20
City of Yonkers adopts 2024-2025 budget that includes property tax increase

City of Yonkers adopts 2024-2025 budget that includes property tax increase

2:06
Kingston tenants call for rent freeze

Kingston tenants call for rent freeze

0:40
Prayer services set for teen who fell from 5-story building in Harrison

Prayer services set for teen who fell from 5-story building in Harrison

1:39
‘Welcome to Soccer County.’ Westchester SC to call Mount Vernon’s Memorial Field home next spring

‘Welcome to Soccer County.’ Westchester SC to call Mount Vernon’s Memorial Field home next spring

0:23
Mount Vernon teen arrested in connection to shooting

Mount Vernon teen arrested in connection to shooting

1:42
Democrats vying for 97th Assembly District seat map out priorities for Orangetown, Ramapo

Democrats vying for 97th Assembly District seat map out priorities for Orangetown, Ramapo

0:43
Bronx man arrested, accused of robbing home in Mamaroneck

Bronx man arrested, accused of robbing home in Mamaroneck

1:38
Red-light cameras come to Hartsdale in wake of Stephanie Kavourias’ death

Red-light cameras come to Hartsdale in wake of Stephanie Kavourias’ death