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Flossmoor police investigating alleged assault at H-F High (free content)

Flossmoor police are investigating an alleged sexual assault at Homewood-Flossmoor High School that police say occurred Monday morning.

No one has been charged, and one male student questioned by police was released to his father. Police said the investigation is ongoing. No further details were released by police.

School officials communicated to parents through email Tuesday morning, Nov. 1. The email was signed by District 233 Superintendent Scott Wakeley and H-F Principal Clinton Alexander. The email explained that the alleged incident happened when students were working in small breakout groups within the theater department to rehearse lines.

When the incident was reported, school staff notified police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

“The safety and security of our students and staff is paramount,” the message to parents said. “We are committed to following safety protocols and appreciate the patience of our school community. 

“We are all feeling a variety of emotions, including shock, sadness, and anger. We want you to know that Homewood-Flossmoor High School staff members are specifically trained to process these emotions with your child(ren). If your child needs additional support, please contact me or your student’s social worker or school counselor immediately.”

District 233 said due to the privacy of the students, no additional information will be made available.

“We understand that members of our community want details and answers immediately. However, we must allow an investigation and the law enforcement process to take place. We also must respect the legal privacy rights of the minors involved,” the email to parents stated.

Winter events

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.

 

 

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