PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Philadelphia police say they are investigating an alleged sexual assault in West Philadelphia.
Police say it was just moments after dismissal Friday at the Sayre High School, when a 14-year-old girl says she was sexually assaulted by a classmate in a stairwell inside the school.
"A young lady is saying that she was raped at school right after dismissal. We are looking at this very seriously," said spokesperson Fernando Gallard.
Police and school officials say the alleged sexual assault was carried out by another freshman inside the first floor stairwell at 58th and Walnut. Police say the teenage victim quickly went to a home nearby in tears and reported the alleged assault to a family friend. The victim was taken to Children's Hospital for examination and evaluation.
"This is a very serious charge. We are working closely with the Special Victims Unit to take a look and see what occurred here," Gallard said.
Parents were troubled by the allegations but relieved to hear that the student allegedly involved has been suspended from school while the investigation is underway.
School officials say there are video cameras on the first floor of the school. Investigators have recovered and are reviewing video of the two students inside the school.
No charges have been filed. Police