No charges filed in alleged sexual assault at Franklin High School

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BREAKING UPDATE: WAVY’s Jason Marks reports that the Southampton Commonwealth’s Attorney looked at the case and determined that there was no criminal action taken by the five boys accused. No charges will be filed.

The boys and the 15-year-old girl, who was also on suspension, must go to disciplinary hearing to determine when they can return to school.

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) — A 15-year-old student at Franklin High School is claiming that she was sexually assaulted by several students earlier this month, according to police.

Franklin police say the Franklin High School principal contacted them on Oct. 12 about an alleged sexual misconduct between students on school grounds.

During an investigation the student said she was sexually assaulted by several male students in a bathroom.

Kelvin Edwards, a spokesperson with Franklin City Public Schools, says five male students are alleged to have been involved in the incident.

Edwards says some of the students are special needs, while others are on the football team. The victim in the alleged incident is also a special needs student.

According to Edwards, all five male students have been suspended.

A source close to WAVY-TV 10 says the alleged assault happened in a boys’ bathroom.

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Police say the investigation has been turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

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