Monday, November 15, 2010

Police discover high school rape report was false

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Police have determined the reported attack and rape in a local high school bathroom never really happened.

Just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning a 16-year-old student at Huntington High School reported 2 men had attacked and raped her in the school bathroom. The school immediately called the police and took the girl to the hospital.

"We absolutely take every report like this seriously," said Tricia Grayson with Caddo Parish Schools.

As news of the reported rape spread, many parents worried about their children's safety.

"Being a parent, who wouldn't be concerned?" said Starkes.

Starkes said she has always felt the school did a good job of securing the campus, so many things about the story didn't make sense to her.

"How could somebody enter onto the campus and nobody see them?" she asked.

Wednesday, police determined no one did enter the campus without permission.

"As they were interviewing the victim this morning, she finally admitted to them that she had fabricated the entire tale. That she had not been attacked," said Bill Goodin with the Shreveport Police Department.

Caddo School Board wants to assure parents the Huntington campus is safe.

"There are only a couple of ways to get onto that campus from the outside, and those access points are monitored," said Grayson.

The school also has several security officers and security cameras on campus.

At this time, police have not filed any criminal charges against the 16-year-old girl, and they don't expect to.

[FRS COMMENT] - The only problem I have with what the police have done here (as they got it right), is that they aren't charging her. It has been asked many times here, and it bears asking again and again, until it sinks in - When do we stop treating false accusation like they don't matter, and charge the individual with a crime?