St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports: School Violence

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 14, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

THIRD DEGREE SEX OFFENSE: On March 12 Dfc. M. Faulkner responded to White Oak Secondary School, Great Mills, for the report of a sex offense. Investigation by Dfc. Faulkner revealed the victim, age 13, and two juvenile suspects, ages 14 and 15, were riding a school bus when the 15-year-old suspect grabbed the victims head and forced her head onto his lap simulating a sex act. The 14-year-old suspect then grabbed the victim's leg, raising it in the air, then simulated a sex act with the victim. Both juvenile suspects were arrested and charged with second degree assault and fourth degree sex offense. The 15-year-old suspect was transported to Cheltenham Youth Facility pending further action by juvenile authorities due to previous involvements. The 14-year-old was released to a guardian.

ASSAULT SECOND DEGREE: On March 13 Sdfc. S. Simonds responded to the Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy, Leonardtown, for the report of an assault on a school bus. Investigation revealed a 17-year-old juvenile from Ryken High School struck the 13-year-old from the Junior Naval Academy in the forehead unprovoked. The 17-year-old was placed under arrest and charged with assault second degree and released to a parent pending further action by juvenile authorities.

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