Henrico Police investigating alleged sexual assault at middle school

Posted at 10:00 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 22:02:48-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Henrico Police are investigating an allegedly sexual assault to a juvenile inside of John Rolfe Middle School.

Investigators confirm the victim reported being sexually assaulted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the school located in the 6900 block of Messner Road.

Police have not released any additional information regarding the alleged assault or how many students were involved.

CBS 6 reached out to Henrico County Public Schools who confirmed the investigation.

“On Wednesday an assault allegation that is very concerning was made by a student, and we are currently taking the matter very seriously,” said Henrico Schools spokesperson Andy Jenks in a statement. “One of our immediate first steps was to ensure the safety of the student who came forward, and to contact Henrico Police to further investigate, which is where we currently stand. We wish there was more information to share at this time, but we will wait for all of the facts to become known.”

Henrico Police said their investigation is preliminary in nature and is still ongoing.

This story is developing.

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