Updated:DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Five middle school students are facing criminal charges for attacking a DeKalb County student, police said.
A school district police report said the 12-year-old boy was held by several students, touched inappropriately, then stuffed in a locker.
It happened March 10 at Stephenson Middle School in Stone Mountain.
The 12-year-old victim said he went into the locker room to change clothes after track practice, and that's when the group of six boys approached him, the report said.
Channel 2 Action News investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer spoke to parents about the incident. "This is something I had to talk to my son about because, he saw, and I'm trying to explain to him that's something not supposed to happen at school and you're not supposed to see this," said Troy Ray.
Two 14-year-olds are facing sexual battery charges, three more students are facing reckless conduct charges and the sixth boy is not criminally charged, the report said. All students detained are facing school discipline.
"This was an incident, a situation that is intolerable, that's not accepted by DeKalb County School system and we're addressing it," said district spokesman Dale Davis.
Davis also said this was an isolated incident and that the school environment in DeKalb is safe.