PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two students have been charged in connection with an attempted rape inside of a bathroom at Frankford High School.
Officers say two students tried to sexually assault a 14-year-old girl yesterday.
The victim told authorities she was on the third floor walking to class when she was approached by the first suspect. She says he put his arm around her shoulder and attempted to engage her in conversation, but she pushed him off and walked away.
She says he then grabbed her again and forced her into a locked bathroom, which was opened for him by the second suspect, who had a key and stood guard outside.
The victim said when inside the bathroom the suspect grabbed her by the throat and attempted to sexually assault her. She began to scream and a teacher opened the door.
Both suspects were taken into custody and charged.
Police say an 18-year-old male was charged with Attempt Rape, Simple Assault, REAP, Unlawful Restraint and related charges.
A 17-year-old male was charged with Conspiracy to commit Rape, Conspiracy-Unlawful Restraint, and Conspiracy Simple Assault and related offenses.
He was not charged as an adult.
Other students at the school say they are concerned.
Mamaya McCloud says, “I am scared to come here now knowing this is happening. Who wants to come to school knowing that boys are taking girls into the bathroom?”
The school district says it is working with police on the investigation, and the district says it made robocalls and sent emails to alert parents about the incident.