Vermilion High School student accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl

Vermilion High School student accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl

VERMILION, OH (WOIO) - A 15-year-old boy has been suspended from Vermilion High School after allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Erie County Sheriff deputies said the teen was arrested on Tuesday.

Deputies add some of the activity occurred on the property of the high school.

Superintendent of Vermilion Local Schools Philip Pempin released the below statement:

“Vermilion High School student has been suspended and we are moving toward expulsion as the student is facing several counts of sexual assault. When we learned of these allegations, we immediately reported them to the appropriate authorities and we are cooperating fully and are in regular communication with them. As I’m sure you understand, this is an extremely sensitive situation. We are prevented by law from providing any personally identifiable information about any student. Additionally, this is now a criminal investigation and we must allow the law enforcement authorities to conduct that investigation. I do want to use this opportunity, though, to stress again that safety for students, faculty, staff and visitors to our schools is our top priority. Ultimately, we can provide the safest possible environment for all by everyone working together.”

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