March 16, 2015

5 students arrested for beating up boy who reported sex act at school, officials say

3-16-15 Florida:

MDCPS says two students engaged in consensual sex act at Allapattah Middle School

MIAMI - Five students at Allapattah Middle School are facing charges after beating up a student who reported two others engaging in a sexual act at school, Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego said.

"Our school district has zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior of any kind, and we commend the student who came forward to report the incident," Gonzalez-Diego said.

Local 10 News investigative reporter John Turchin said a 14-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy were engaged in consensual oral sex in a school bathroom on Friday. He said the boy involved and his group of friends attacked the student who witnessed the act for snitching.

Local 10 News spoke to several parents on Monday who said they were outraged that school administrators never informed them of the incident.

"They better not be having any kind of sex in school," said parent Orlando Hernandez. "I don't understand that. They never told us nothing about that."

Gonzalez-Diego told Local 10 News that the students who assaulted the boy who reported the incident have been suspended with a recommendation for expulsion.

The five students have been charged with aggravated battery. School officials said they are still searching for one other student involved.

No other details were immediately released. ..Source.. by Amanda Batchelor

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