Parent says daughter assaulted in Harrisburg classroom


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg woman says her daughter was assaulted in class at Rowland Academy.

The woman, whose identity will remain anonymous, told ABC27 she spoke with her daughter early Monday afternoon while she was still at school. She says her daughter asked her to come immediately because something​ had happened.

She says her daughter told her that a boy kissed her on her face and hands, then shoved her on another boy’s lap and physically forced her to mimic a sexual act.

The mother says she reported the incident to Harrisburg police.

The girl told her mother the boy is ​serving a three-day suspension that began Tuesday.

Harrisburg police and district officials say they are investigating the incident.

The Harrisburg School District offered a statement of the alleged assault saying:

“Rowland Academy and District administrators are working in collaboration with Harrisburg Police to investigate a report that was filed earlier this week regarding an alleged incident that occurred during school hours. Administrators met with the parent yesterday morning to address concerns and extend support while the investigation is continuing.”

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