Sexual assault reported near Myers Park High School

A sexual assault was reported in the woods near a Charlotte high school on Tuesday. Reliable sources tell WBTV that police are investigating an incident that happened next to Myers Park High School.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools spokesperson said the district has not notified students or parents of students attending Myers Park High School.

“It is under investigation by CMPD. We cannot substantiate any claims at this time,” media specialist Vicki Grooms said.

“CMS would alert parents if there is evidence of an event or threat to students’ safety; at this point no such information has been confirmed,” Grooms said.

Wednesday afternoon, parents at Myers Park received an automated call from Principal Mark Bosco.

Bosco told parents that student safety is the school’s top priority. He said the school has a 61-acre campus and that students have been told before that they are not supposed to be in the woods or on the trails.

He said parents should have a discussion with their children about safety. If students are found on the trails or in the woods, they will be suspended, he said.

The message from the principal did not mention any specific incident. No arrests have been made at this time.