Cuomo deploys anti-gang troopers to Long Island high schools

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A special unit of the New York State Police is being assigned to 10 high schools on Long Island in an effort to stamp out gang violence.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the 10 state troopers will work to educate school administrators and teachers ways to recognize if a student is a member of a gang or at risk of joining. The troopers will also create a curriculum that instructs students on the dangers of gangs.

The 10 schools are in Brentwood, Central Islip, Huntington, Longwood, South Country Central and Wyandanch.

Cuomo says the deployment of the troopers is one step in the state's fight against MS-13, a gang tied to a wave of recent violence in the area.

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