City police are investigating the alleged gang rape of a male student at the SEED School of Maryland, a public boarding school for at-risk children in Southwest Baltimore.
Officials at the SEED School of Maryland said it happened on May 28.
The victim said he was attacked by seven of his peers and has identified those boys to school authorities.
Investigators have taken verbal and written statements from the suspects and informed all parents of the situation.
Many of the parents want to know what’s being done to keep student borders safe during the final week of school.
“I was hurt for the family and all the kids, and I was very upset because my child was now going to spend a week that she did not have me, her parent, to talk to about it. She only had her peers,” said one parent, who didn’t want to be identified.
Police are investigating reports that there is cellphone video of the assault.
In the meantime, the school’s released a lengthy statement to WBAL-TV 11 News:
“After we learned of the incident, the school leadership launched an investigation. As part of the investigation, we contacted the Baltimore Police Department, took verbal and written statements from all of the boys involved, took verbal and written statements from the counselor on duty when the alleged assault happened, spoke with all parents of the boys involved, and contacted the Maryland State Department of Education. Our leadership team is working closely with the affected student and his mother, assuring them of our due diligence and supporting them in whatever ways we can.
“As a result of our investigation, the students who allegedly committed the assault are now subject to dismissal hearings, which are ongoing. The counselor on duty at the time of the assault has been released as an employee of The SEED School of Maryland.