Sexual assault pushes parents to protest school system

10:20 AM, Jan 28, 2014   |    comments
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HARRINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An 11-year-old boy in Harrington is accused of forcing a classmate to perform sexual acts on him during a sleepover then threatening the other boys to not say anything.

One year later and the allegations have come out. After investigating the accusations, State police have confirmed that the 11-year-old boy was charged with gross sexual assault back in late December.

The alleged victim's mother is speaking out and other parents are pushing the school to do something.

58 students from Harrington Elementary, which is about one third of the entire student body, stayed home from school today in protest of the fact the student who is accused of forcing his classmate to perform sexual acts on him is still a student at Harrington Elementary.

After demonstrating outside of the school this Monday morning, the parents then made their way over to the superintendent's office where they met with Ronald Ramsay to express their concerns about this issue.

The two sides met for hours, but there was no real resolution. The group of parents say something needs to be done because their kids aren't comfortable at their own school.

As for the alleged victim, his mother said he has already been removed from Harrington Elementary.

 

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