Town of Babylon employee posts online attack toward LI graduate

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LINDENHURST -

There is outrage this morning over a Town of Babylon employee's online attack towards a young Long Islander.

Video of Lindenhurst High School class of 2017 salutatorian Yasmin Zohny was shared on the school's Facebook page yesterday.

That is when user Andrew Vita posted a vile hate speech toward Zohny, who is Muslim. Vita is a Babylon Public Works employee.

Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer then posted on Facebook to condemn the hate-filled posts.

Schaffer says Vita will face punishment, including sensitivity training.

Meanwhile, Schaffer offered Zohny a paid internship with the town.

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