Sex abuse claims at NY high school under investigation
The Attorney General has launched an investigation into sex abuse claims at a New York high school.
He grabbed me, pulled me into a hug and then tried to kiss me long time survivors of alleged sexual abuse here at Babylon High School telling us today they won't give up Darcie Bennett class of 2009 and Barbara Mayor class of 2000 and eight speaking about a former tennis coach, I personally didn't like how I felt being around him. I knew the next step for my grade level was going to be going up to varsity and I didn't want to play on his team. But there were many others we spoke to some last week after the scandal exploded at a school board meeting by dozens lining up here to speak about what they called the culture of abuse after yet another staff member was moved out of the classroom amid new allegations and now a new investigation. It's coming from new york's attorney general Tish James. The attorney general oversaw the sexual abuse allegations against new york's former governor Andrew cuomo and now she's running for governor herself. So the politics will drive this issue forward. Perhaps beyond this district. I do not believe that this is a one off case in Babylon. I think this is a statewide problem and probably nationals in a statement. The attorney general calling the allegations troubling and disturbing and adding quote every student on Long Island and across new york deserves to feel safe and protected at school. But what's also driving the issue forward, passionate survivors who continue to ask questions. What are people's motivations and why is it not the kids, the Babylon school district today promising to cooperate and already reassigning another five employees. Clearly a start. But what's unclear is where the investigation will end In Babylon. I'm Stacy Sager Channel seven Eyewitness News.