Family says girl attacked by group of boys in bathroom at Indianapolis Public Schools elementary
IPS officials investigating incident
Last Updated: 244 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - School officials are investigating after a girl told a teacher she was assaulted by a group of boys in an elementary school bathroom.
The incident happened Thursday at Indianapolis Public Schools No. 103 Francis Scott Key Elementary at 3920 Baker Drive.
A woman told RTV6 that her sixth-grade relative was assaulted by at least three sixth-grade boys in a girls bathroom while another acted as a lookout.
"I guess she heard them making noise and tried to find out (what the noise was). She said seen it was boys looking at her and she tried to run out of the bathroom, and they pushed her back in the stall and locked herself in there," she said. "From there, that's when attack happened there was clothing removed."
The woman, who RTV6 chose not to identify to protect the identity of the girl, said her relative eventually told a teacher about the incident after she returned to class.
"She's pretty traumatized by everything. She's trying to get a grip on what happened," she said.
Some parents who came to the school Thursday afternoon said they were told their sons were involved in the incident and that they could be arrested.
"(I was told) just that he was involved in an incident with a little girl, so I've come to find out what happened," Carla Johnson said.
Another mother said she was upset at the way the incident was handled.
"They're telling us all three of these boys are going to jail. They don't have no cameras, they don't have no video, nothing," she said. "Our sons are just supposed to go home and wait for them to come and arrest them when these sons of (expletive) don't have staff in here for these kids, they ain't got (expletive)."
IPS officials told RTV6 that they are aware of the situation at the school.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.