Most of the victims of the suspected MS-13 gang murders in Brentwood and Central Islip have been high school students. Now, a father of one of the victims hopes to make a change by running for a position on the school board.
Robert Mickens' daughter Nisa was 15 when she was killed with her long-time friend, Kayla Cuevas, in September.
In a Facebook post, Mickens said his goal is to bring change and educational opportunities to Brentwood students so children can learn in a safe environment.
Mickens is running on a slate with Reverend Bryan Greaves Jr. and attorney Joe Fritz.
Four MS-13 gang members were arrested in March and charged with Nisa and Kayla’s murders.
Nine more bodies have been found since the girls’ deaths.