"I am absolutely sickened to learn of the anti-Muslim messages that were scrawled on the doors of a Brooklyn elementary school. This Islamophobic act targeted at our children is completely unacceptable and repugnant to New York's values.
"As a state and a nation we must come together to condemn hate in all its forms and denounce with one voice anyone who wishes to divide us. I am directing the New York State Police Hate Crimes unit to assist the NYPD in the investigation into this repugnant incident and to provide all resources necessary to hold accountable those responsible.
"Our message to those who spew this bigotry is simple: there is no place for hate in New York State and anyone found responsible for this heinous act will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law."