ATLANTA -- Parents of students at North Atlanta High Schoolwill be getting a disturbing letter from school officials Tuesday. A female student says she was raped by a male student inside the school.
The 17-year-old girl reported the incident to school officials on May 9, a day after she alleged she was raped by a 15 year old. School officials said they contacted Atlanta Police after they learned of the alleged incident.
"We take this allegation very seriously," saidAtlanta Public Schools spokesperson Stephen Alford. "There's nothing more important that the safety and security of our students."
According to a police incident report obtained by 11Alive News, the girl told police she was approached by the boy in the cafeteria. She said he wanted to show her something and "escorted her to the girls' bathroom near the gym."
The girl said she told the boy to stop and "he told her not to tell anyone of the incident," according to the report.
"It's unfortunate but I would like to stress that it's an allegation at this point," Alford said. "We have to be very measured in our approach."
Atlanta Police said they are still investigating the girl's claims and have not filed any charges yet.
In the letter that will be sent to parents, Principal Howard Taylor said "I want to dispel any rumors and ensure that you have the accurate information.
He said the school immediately reported the allegation to law enforcement officials. "Although no charges have been filed, we take the allegations seriously, and we will remain vigilant in ensuring that we provide a safe and secure learning environment for our students," the letter said.
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