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Jewish family, allegedly assaulted at fifth-grade graduation, plans to sue NYC for $100 million

The New York City Department of Education says that "initial reports" suggest that "both families engaged in aggressive behavior."

New York City Police Department vehicle. Credit: Photogeider/Pixabay.
New York City Police Department vehicle. Credit: Photogeider/Pixabay.

A Jewish family, that says it was physically assaulted at a fifth grade Brooklyn public school graduation, intends to sue New York City for $100 million, the New York Post reported.

At the PS 682 graduation on June 14, Johan Nunez was “smashed in the head with a woman’s black stiletto” and his wife, Lana Lerner, was “dragged along the ground by her hair,” per the family, which filed a pre-lawsuit claim, the Post reported. Lerner told the paper that her children will “forever remember” the typically joyful event as “a time that their family was attacked.”

“It occurred after a young boy wearing an allegedly school-approved graduation cap with ‘Free Palestine’ written on it crossed the stage waving a small Palestinian flag as he got his diploma,” the Post reported.

It added that the New York City Department of Education said that “initial reports” indicate that “both families engaged in aggressive behavior” and the city department continues to investigate the incident.

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