Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged three teens in connection to the assault on another student at Dearborn Fordson High School.
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According to Worthy, the three teens are charged with one count of assault and battery. They are sophomores and the victim is a 13-year-old freshman.
The 13-year-old freshman was allegedly sitting in the locker room before football practice on Oct. 9 when the sophomores assaulted him in the locker room.
It is alleged that one of the suspects lso exposed himself to the victim. At the first report, the alleged details were too graphic to share.
“We’re taking this seriously and there was no - rumors are not accurate, there was no rape,” Dearborn Schools Superintendent Glenn Maylenko said at the time.
All three are set for a pre-trial hearing on Nov. 20, 2017.
Dearborn Schools released the following statement:
On behalf of the Board of Education I would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the Dearborn Police for their professionalism in handling the investigation of the incident that recently occurred at Fordson High School. I would especially like to thank the School Resource Officers who have been working side-by-side with the administrative team at Fordson since the very start of this process.
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. Anyone interested in reviewing the Student Code of Conduct please visit: https://studentservices.dearbornschools.org/student-code-of-conduct/. Information on violations and discipline can be found on pages eleven through twenty-six.
I want to thank the entire staff at Fordson High School, especially the administrative team, for all that they have done to address this issue while at the same time maintaining their focus on providing a safe learning environment for the more than 2,700 Fordson students. I also appreciate the hard work and dedication of our administrative team at central office and the great support and guidance from the Board of Education. Throughout this entire incident they have demonstrated our District’s Core Values and used their knowledge, skills, and expertise to ensure a fair and just outcome for all.
Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.