Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred Monday at West Charlotte High, officials said Tuesday morning.
Detectives with the crimes against children unit are involved in the case, police said in a statement. The victim is a 14-year-old and the suspect or suspects involved may also be minors, TV station WCNC reported.
“This was not a random act of violence – the victim and suspects are known to one another,” the police statement said. “The suspects have been identified.”
The suspects are not faculty members of the school, police added.
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WCNC reported the potential charges include child sexual assault and first- and second-degree forcible fondling.