Three Grady High School students were arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old classmate inside a restroom at Piedmont Park last week, Atlanta police told AJC.com.
The juvenile students, who were not identified, are charged with one count each of false imprisonment, aggravated sodomy and criminal attempt, police reports show.
The alleged attack took place last Wednesday when the student skipped class with a male friend and two other boys, according to the report.
The student told officers she arrived at school about 9:30 that morning and went to her first-period class. When the bell rang about 10 a.m., the student said she spoke with her friend about skipping second period and going to the park, according to the report. The friend invited two other boys to join them.
The students ended up at the family bathroom near the pool, where two of the boys tried to get the girl to perform sexual acts, according to the report.
The girl told police that she repeatedly told the boys to stop, but they insisted, with one of the teens eventually raping her. The boys ultimately left the bathroom, according to the report, taking the girls’ bag and cellphone with them.
She returned to the school in tears, she told police, and told a friend what happened.
Police were called to the school after another student alerted a teacher to the alleged sexual assault, telling a gym coach that “she was raped,” according to the report.
The 14-year-old was taken to the hospital. The three male students were arrested after police were able to identify them.
In an emailed statement, an Atlanta Public Schools spokesman said district officials are aware of the alleged incident and are cooperating with Atlanta police.
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