ELPD investigate sexual assault at high school

UPDATE: 10:24 p.m. – East Lansing Police are investigating a sexual assault that reportedly happened at East Lansing High School last Tuesday, nearly 20 minutes after school let out and parents who have kids at the school are reacting to it.

“To hear about it second hand I guess is what’s frustrating,” Jodi Spicer said.

Spicer has a son who goes to the high school. She said she didn’t get any sort of notification from the school until this afternoon, several hours after reading about it in the newspaper this morning.

“It was six days ago so it feels like there was plenty of time to craft some kind of communication to parents,” Spicer said. “I certainly understand the need to respect the privacy of those who are involved but I’m concerned about the safety of my child and other kids that are on campus.”

Coby fletcher is the principal at East Lansing High School. He said the case is still the subject of an ongoing investigation by the East Lansing Police Department. In a statement released Monday, Fletcher said:

“The district is cooperating with the police department and can provide no further information at this time. We want to assure our families that East Lansing High School has taken the necessary steps to ensure the safety of all student (SIC) on campus.”

“It would be helpful to know what’s being done to ensure that the children are safe and the kids are safe,” Spicer said. “Aside from what should be done every day, is there something else that’s being done?”

EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – East Lansing Police are investigating a sexual assault last week at East Lansing High School.

According to East Lansing Police Lt. Steve Gonzalez, the assault was reported just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

It’s being investigated as a first-degree criminal sexual conduct crime.

East Lansing High School President, Coby Fletcher released the following statement on Monday:

“The reported sexual assault at East Lansing High School last Tuesday, April 11 is still the subject of an ongoing investigation by the East Lansing Police Department.  The district is cooperating with the police department and can provide no further information at this time. We want to assure our families that East Lansing High School has taken the necessary steps to ensure the safety of all student on campus.”

There have not been any arrests but Lt. Gonzalez confirms with 6 News that a suspect has been identified and interviewed.

He would not provide any more details about the suspect or victim.

First-degree criminal sexual conduct is defined as an alleged non-consensual sexual penetration, with the victim being incapacitated and suffering an injury, force or coercion with personal injury, a weapon being used or occurring during a felony.

This is a developing story and will be updated online and on 6 News.

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