New Rochelle, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault at New Rochelle High School.
Wednesday night, parents received a disturbing email from School Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijoo letting them know that a student said she was sexually assaulted on school grounds by another student.
Police are releasing very few details but say the accuser is a female student and the suspect is a male student. As far as timeframe, police would only say it allegedly happened recently.
Thomas Dias is a senior at the school.
“Our school in the past few years has dealt with a lot of tough situations, and yet another one like this is really a bad representation of who we want to be and what we really are,” Dias said.
Shane McCauley graduated from the school and has a little sister there. His mother talked to him about the email.
“She was just saying how all this keeps happening in New Rochelle and how bad it is. I don’t know. Hopefully everything gets better,” he said.
Frank Scalia has two children at the school.
“It certainly makes me feel so sad. This should not be happening, period,” Scalia said.
Senhia Pjetrovic has three children. Her youngest is just two years old.
“That’s just horrible to hear. You come into Westchester for a better life, and then you have to deal with the same thing like in a regular public school in New York City,” she said.
The school district and police are investigating and say school counselors will provide any support the students need.