Sex Assault of 14-Year-Old Inside Philadelphia High School: Police

Police continued to investigate Monday a sexual assault in a high school stairwell in West Philadelphia.

A 14-year-old girl told investigators that a male student sexually assaulted her inside Sayre High School on the 5800 block of Walnut Street around 3:10 Friday afternoon, said police.

Police didn't immediately reveal anything more about the assault, which took place shortly after dismissal.

The school district said it takes the allegations very seriously and will cooperate fully with the investigation. It handed over video of the two students walking in the hallway and exiting the school to police.

The school district said it learned of the incident from police on Friday evening and suspended the male student until the police investigation can be concluded.

The Special Victims Unit continued its investigation Monday and as of midday no arrests were made.

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