WARREN, Mich. - A 14-year-old student from Lincoln High School in Warren is accused of raping his classmate inside the school.
The boy is accused of attacking a 14-year-old freshman girl on Nov. 28, overpowering her and raping her.
Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the sexual assault was an isolated incident. The boy has been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of unlawful imprisonment.
"This was a violent, vicious attack on a female student," Dwyer said. "It was brutal, heinous, monstrous and shocking to veteran law enforcement detectives in Warren."
The 14-year-old boy was arraigned Tuesday. He is being charged as an adult.
The following letter was sent out to parents and community members from Superintendent Piper L. Bogn:
"Dear Van Dyke Families and Community Members,
"You may have seen media coverage about an incident at Lincoln High School, and I want to address that with you directly. The horrific criminal act that occurred in one of our buildings after school hours is being dealt with by law enforcement, and we will move forward in the district by being ever-vigilant. We will continue to evaluate our security and procedures for after-hours activities and access to facilities.
"I sincerely hope you know from being in the district that our teachers, staff, and administrators come to work each day in hopes that your children are safe and secure, and with the goal that you can be confident of this while they are with us. When situations arise that threaten that environment, we do all we can to act quickly and ensure that policies, procedures, and laws are upheld to make Van Dyke Public Schools the absolute best environment for our students.
"Criminal acts will not be tolerated in our district, and we will continue to cooperate with law enforcement officers and agencies to be sure that all of our students and staff are safe while they are with us. We strive to react minute-to-minute and to be proactive in our daily work. When building staff are alerted to a situation, they respond immediately and address it appropriately. Our relationship with the Warren Police Department allows for a fast response and proper handling regarding acts of this nature.
"As we move forward, we will continue to be proud of our students' many successes as learners and young citizens. Our district's programming will support all of our students as they continue to grow and thrive.
"We appreciate your support, as always, and encourage you to visit our website and to attend our events to witness the great things going on daily."
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