According to LAUSD, the district's police received a report of a female student that claimed she was a victim of sexual assault at Hamilton High School. The alleged incident, which was believed to have occurred last week, took place inside the boy's bathroom possibly involving several male students, LAUSD said in a statement.
The school's principal, Jennifer Baxter, notified parents about the alleged assault via voicemail. She said police are investigating what she called an "incident ... involving several students in the boys' restroom."
Some parents reported the assault was posted online.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the alleged incident.
As of Monday night, no arrests have been announced in connection to the alleged incident.
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Below is a statement issued by LAUSD:
"At Los Angeles Unified, the well-being and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance. An alleged incident occurred on the campus of Hamilton High School earlier this week potentially involving several students in the boy's restroom. The school administration immediately and proactively began coordinating with the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Unified School Police to investigate the issue. Our school crisis team was also activated and students were given an opportunity to speak to counselors about their concerns. At this point, this situation is an ongoing police investigation. As such, we are unable to comment further so as not to interfere with the police investigation, as well as to respect the privacy rights of students. At Los Angeles Unified, we take all student matters very seriously, and uphold the privacy and confidentiality of all in our school communities."
The high school has hired two additional security aides and is allowing students to go to the restroom in pairs in the wake of the alleged assault.