• Snohomish County Sheriff's Office investigating rape involving students at Sultan Middle School

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    SULTAN, Wash. - The Sultan School District is working with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office on an investigation into a reported third-degree rape involving two students on a Sultan Middle School Campus during school hours.

    The Snohomish County Sheriff's Department tells KIRO 7 the sexual assault in question occurred on March 13, and that no suspects have been arrested.

    In a statement on the Sultan School District Facebook page on Sunday, Superintendent Dan Chaplik and Sultan Middle School Principal Nathan Plummer said that staff were aware of the incident since the day it took place, and that proper measures were put in place to ensure that all students on campus were safe. Click here to read more. 

    Part of the statement reads, "No current or former staff nor any other adults were in any way involved in this incident....Due to the sensitive nature of this event, we are requesting that any further speculation cease, in order to protect the young people involved."

    The school district has not disclosed where on campus the reported incident happened, how it was reported, and if the students involved are still attending the school. 

    Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Snohomish County Sherri's Office at (425) 388-3393.


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