TOLEDO, Ohio — Two first-graders have been accused of forcing a little girl to perform sexual acts, according to
TOLEDO, Ohio — Two first-graders have been accused of forcing a little girl to perform sexual acts, according to WTOL.
The alleged actions took place at Rise and Shine Academy while the seven-year-old girl was on a bathroom break with other students.
The victim’s mother said she didn’t want to be identified but said she was livid about the situation.
The mother said the school told her that her seven-year-old daughter was forced to behave inappropriately by two other students, which she said her daughter later claimed was true.
WTOL reported that the alleged suspects were first graders ages six and eight.
School officials said they had fired the teacher who was responsible for the students at the time of the incident. The officials said the teacher did not follow the bathroom policy of watching students while in the restroom.
The school has apparently since changed their bathroom police to only allow one child inside the bathroom at a time.
The school also issued a statement to address the incident: “We’ve been made aware with the situation that involves like age children and due to the sensitivity of the matter because of the ages of the children the incident is still under investigation. We’re not at liberty to discuss further details, but additional policies have been put into place to ensure the continued safety of our children. ”
School officials said that they have also hired a psychologist to work with the students involved, but the alleged victim’s mother said her daughter is scared and will not return to school until something more is done.
The seven-year-old’s mother said she has filed a police report and contacted Children’s Services, which is working with the school and the licensing authority on the investigation.