Governor Andrew Cuomo is dispatching New York State Troopers to high schools on Long Island to deal a gang problem.
The Gang Prevention Unit will consist of 10 State Troopers that will be sent to 10 “high-risk” schools in Suffolk County. Cuomo said these schools serve as ground zero for gang activity and recruitment and the goal is to stop violence before it starts.
“Our number one job in government is to keep all New Yorkers, and especially our children, safe. By partnering with our schools, we will be better prepared to stop gang activity before it starts and end this heinous cycle of violence,” Cuomo said in a statement.
The governor made the announcement on Wednesday, which was the one year anniversary of the murder of two teenagers by MS-13.
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