A young male student was allegedly raped after classes on Monday at a Michigan high school in the United States, The Anon Journal has learned.
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Multiple independent sources, who will not be identified due to confidentiality reasons, told the Journal that a freshman who had recently made the American football team at Fordson High School in Dearborn was assaulted by three older players after school.
Sources said two of the players pinned the student down, while a third perpetrator forcefully shoved his penis in the victim’s mouth, and thrashed his genitals on his face.
The freshman, who the Journal will not name due to being a minor, and his parents, filed a police report the following day, but there has been no further known development in that action.
Fordson High School has refused to take disciplinary actions of any kind but suspended the perpetrator calling it an act of “hazing.”
The high school posted a public statement on its website saying it was aware of a “hazing incident” in an attempt to “share factual information” on a story circulating in the school’s community.
The school does not acknowledge any allegations of sexual assault on a boy by male classmates, but acknowledged the severity of the incident and explained that “appropriate disciplinary measures” were taken.
The superintendent of the Dearborn Public Schools also posted a statement on the incident, saying social media has created “rumors that are inaccurate.”
Dr Glen Maleyko, however, did make clear that the incident was not rape but would not go further in what the exact circumstances were.
Mr Maleyko said that confidentiality and student privacy law prevented him from disclosing further details on the incident.
The statement said that “all responsible are being dealt with appropriately and we have been in contact with the Dearborn Police to determine if any further legal action will be taken.”
A student involved with organizing a silent protest during the Fordson pep rally on Friday in support of the rape victim told the Journal that flyers would be distributed criticizing the incident and the school’s alleged subsequent inaction.
Those involved in the protest believe that the victim was raped and want to bring attention to what they believe is dishonesty from Fordson High School.
Those involved stood outside the school with protest signs with sources saying security pushed them out.
The Journal’s press division called the school late on Thursday for comment on this story but there was no answer.
The school, in response to the growing attention over the incident, addressed the students on Friday morning.
The Journal acquired the audio of the announcement where a school official said an investigation into the incident involved the police and the administration.
She stressed that spreading rumors would be detrimental to the situation.
“Behaviour that is not aligned to our core values is not tolerated, nor is it acceptable,” the staff member said.
“I am so thankful I am part of the Fordson community because in difficult times we come together to help and support each other.”
At the end of the statement another individual appears to say “that’s a lie.”
A separate individual who asked to remain anonymous told the Journal that this is a “bigger issue in Fordson athletics.”
Three different people confirmed that last year members of the baseball team held a peer down and administered a “hand job”.
Fordson high school
The high school is located in Dearborn near Detroit in the state of Michigan.
More details to follow. Image 1 of Fordson High School from its 1976 reunion website.