• Decatur High student charged with on-campus rape

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    A 16-year-old is facing rape charges after allegedly forcing himself on a classmate at Decatur High school. 

    The two communicated on Snapchat and decided to meet up during class, according to court documents. They started kissing, but when things escalated prosecutors say the victim tried to get away.

    The teen suspect admitted the two were together, but denied the allegations against him. Federal Way Public Schools spokeswoman Kassie Swenson emailed this statement to KIRO 7 on Monday: 

    “On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:45 a.m., Decatur High School administration was notified by a student that a sex offense occurred at 7:40 a.m. School administration immediately reported it to the School Resource Officer and the Federal Way Police Department to investigate, and police arrested the suspect. The incident was also reported to Child Protective Services.

    “We take any reports related to student safety very seriously and have steps in place to address safety concerns. 

    “There is no place for this type of behavior on our school campuses. It’s our highest priority to ensure our schools are safe places for our students and staff to learn and teach.”


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