Three arrested for Fordson assault

Three students from Fordson High School were charged on Friday due to assaulting a freshman in the locker room before a football practice on Oct 9. 

This comes after an exclusive published by The Anon Journal detailing an alleged rape cover-up at  the Michigan high school on the same day as Oct 9. However, the students are charged only with assault and battery.

Prosecutors said 13-year-old freshman was assaulted by three sophomores on the Fordson junior varsity team with one of the attackers exposing himself to the young victim.

Local media described the story of alleged rape as rumours.

“The behaviour by these students will not be tolerated,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko. The superintendent said Fordson had been working with Dearborn Police since allegations surfaced in early October of this year.

Maleyko released this statement following the Friday charges:

“From the moment this incident was brought to our attention both the District and Dearborn Police have conducted a thorough investigation following all proper protocols and maintaining student confidentiality. Those involved in this incident are minors and the District will uphold both the legal and moral obligation to protect their identities.

We are aware of the charges that were filed by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Due to student privacy law it is not possible for the District to make any additional comments regarding these charges.  Any questions about the charges being brought against the three minors involved in the incident at Fordson should be addressed by the Dearborn Police.

Our legal obligation to refrain from commenting on this situation in a public forum is in no way intended to be interpreted as defending, minimizing, or attempting to hide the actions of the students involved. As mentioned in previous comments, behaviors that violate our Student Code of Conduct will not be tolerated in the Dearborn Public Schools.  The District will continue to provide due process to address the behavior of these students and take all appropriate disciplinary actions.”

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Nov 20 in juvenile court.


More details to follow. Image from previous Journal files. 

 

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