NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Shocking rape allegations involving two students at a Bronx junior high school were under investigation late Thursday.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, two girls, ages 12 and 13, said they were attacked in the middle of the day by two boys, ages 13 and 14, right in the auditorium at JHS 145 in the Claremont section of the borough on Oct. 16.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
Police said the girls were taken to an isolated section of the auditorium around lunchtime and attacked, the Associated Press reported.
According to a police complaint, the 14-year-old boy told the 13-year-old boy, “Let’s switch bodies,” and they then changed places – taking turns assaulting one of the girls.
Authorities were called and the girls were taken to a hospital.
Many parents said they were kept in the dark about the alleged sex crime.
“I don’t know anything. I’m going inside the school to get the specifics – to see what is going on,” said parent Teo Lopez.
And one parent 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria spoke with blames security for not paying attention.
“How could that happen if you had security sitting up in the front? I feel like security wasn’t doing their jobs because the auditorium is right here in the front. I mean, what were they doing at the time and why was the auditorium open if it was empty?” the father said.