Cobb County

High school student charged with exposing himself, assaulting female classmate

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A North Cobb High School student is facing serious charges for alleged sex crimes on campus.

Brian Salinas, 17, was arrested Monday morning because school police said he exposed himself last Tuesday in the hallways.

An arrest warrant Channel 2 Action News obtained outlines disturbing allegations made against Salinas.

School police said the teen also grabbed a girl "by the arm and dragged her into a boys' bathroom," where the girl was forced to touch him.

Local parents Channel 2's Matt Johnson spoke with said they were bothered by the allegations and wondered how it could happen during school hours.

"I'm shocked. It's disturbing, to say the least," Shondra Pruitt said. "I would want to think that teachers and faculty can look out for things. It all comes from home first."


Another student notified school officials when he saw both students inside of the boys' bathroom.

School police investigated and charged Salinas as an adult last Thursday with misdemeanor public indecency and simple battery.

Some parents hope the charges are a way to continue the conversation about sexual conduct on school campuses.

"That type of thing has no place in a school building, in a school atmosphere," Pruitt said.

Salinas bonded out of jail Monday.

Johnson reached out to Salinas' family to try and get an understanding of his state of mind during the alleged crimes.

They said they do not wish to give any information at this time.