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Sexual Assault Reported at Local School


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Police are investigating an incident in which an elementary school student allegedly sexually assaulted a peer from their Grapevine campus.

In a statement issued Thursday by the Grapevine Police Department, authorities stated that the alleged assault involved two students at Silver Lake Elementary School, a campus of roughly 550 students.

The alleged assault happened on September 19, per Fox 4.

Because of the age of the individuals involved, police opted not to release any identifying information, like the specific ages of the children, their grade levels, or where the alleged assault occurred.

“The investigation is still active, and we advised the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District to limit information both to protect the family and the investigation. We want parents and our community to know that we are working with the family to obtain all necessary information and ensure they are receiving support services moving forward,” read the statement, per NBC 5.

Daniel Little, a Grapevine resident who lives near Silver Lake Elementary, told Fox 4, “If you’re entrusting your children to this school, then you want to know and be fully assured that your kids are not just getting the best education, but most importantly that your kids are safe.”

Some district parents planned to assemble outside the school on Friday in an attempt to get some answers, according to NBC 5.

Police encourage parents to discuss safety with their children and to keep an eye out for signs of sexual abuse, some of which can include:

  • Difficulty sitting or walking.
  • Sudden refusal to change in the school gym or participate in physical activities.
  • New nightmares or bedwetting.
  • Sudden change in appetite.

As previously reported in The Dallas Express, parents in another North Texas town became incensed over their local school district’s failure to inform them of the sexual assault of a child committed by a district employee.

For more Dallas crime-related news, see how Dallas City Councilmember Chad West of District 1 was named The Dallas Express’ Crime Boss of the Month for June 2022.

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