On March 2012, three Pine Bush school district parents filed a lawsuit against the district charging their five children were repeated targets of anti-Semitism - and the district did nothing to stop the often-violent incidents. They sought damages and an end to what they call pervasive anti-Semitism and indifference by school officials.”
On December 2012, a local newspaper, The Times Herald-Record, wrote its first story about the suit. But the case got international publicity when on Nov. 8, 2013, The New York Times published an account of pervasive anti-Semitism in Pine Bush Central School District.
In an immediate reaction to the New York Times report, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the New York State Police and the State Division of Human Rights to investigate. In addition, the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, orders its own investigation.