Fourteen students at Venice High School have been accused by the Los Angeles Police Department of sexual assault. The students are all boys between 14 and 17 years old.
Twelve of the students, at this time, have either been arrested or turned themselves in to police. None of the students’ names have been released because they are minors.
The boys are alleged to have engaged in sex acts with girls from the school. Images of the acts are rumored to have circulated on social media.
School officials claim they first became aware of the activity on March 10, and immediately informed the police. Since then, school officials have held public meetings to reassure parents of the safety of the students.
Most of the boys accused have been released by police to their parents and removed from the school. The school district is currently in the process of determining whether the boys will be expelled.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated prosecutors have 60 days from when the citation issued to press criminal charges against the boys.
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