FRANKFORD (WTXF) - Two boys at Frankford High School are being charged after Wednesday’s investigation for a very serious crime in a school bathroom.
That’s according to FOX 29’s Dave Schratwieser’s sources.
Police said it happened early Wednesday.
The 14-year-old victim told police she was on the 3rd floor, walking to class, when she was approached by an 18-year-old from behind, and he put his arm around her shoulder. He tried to engage her in conversation and she pushed off, and walked away.
But he grabbed her again, this time forcing her into a locked boy’s bathroom which a 17-year-old boy with a key opened up for him and then stood guard outside.
The victim said in the bathroom, the 18-year-old “grabbed her by the throat and attempted to sexually assault her. The complainant started to scream and a teacher opened up the door. Both offenders were taken into custody and charged.”
The 18-year-old male is charged with attempt rape, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint and related charges.
The 17-year-old male is charged with conspiracy to commit rape, conspiracy-unlawful restraint, and conspiracy simple assault and related offenses. He is not being charged as an adult.
Almost immediately, police released a statement saying its Special Victims Unit had "identified" all parties involved and investigators would interview them, but students gathered in front of the school, complaining of lax security and added there had been no information provided before school let out.
The school district released this statement saying the following:
"The safety of our student is our number one priority. Assault of any kind in our schools is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. The school police took immediate action on this matter and are working in cooperation with the Philadelphia Police Department."