A rape has been reported -- at an elementary school. Yes, at an elementary school. I really wish that was a typo, but it's not. The school, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is where a 10-year-old girl claims she was sexually assaulted by an 8-year-old boy, whose sister allegedly held her down for him.
The mother of the girl says that her daughter came out of the school shaking and crying. When she asked what was wrong, the daughter reportedly said, "Mama they touched me down there." She claimed she went to the bathroom and a brother and sister pair followed her in and attacked her.
A rape kit exam was given and the girl was found to have had injuries consistent with sexual assault. I don't know about you, but I had no idea that an 8-year-old would even be capable of that.
You send your kids to school -- elementary school -- this is the last kind of thing you expect to happen. How can kids this young even know about this kind of crime or how to perpetuate it?
The mom says she doesn't just blame the kids, but the school. How could this happen under the school's watch? This is true and the mom must be outraged. But I wonder how this kind of thing could be stopped totally without an adult sitting inside of the bathroom, or cameras being in the bathroom, both of which would violate the children's privacy (not to mention it wouldn't be long before you heard about one of the monitors secretly taking home the bathroom tapes at night!).
Perhaps adult monitors need to be placed outside of all school bathrooms so that members of the opposite sex can't go in. But given that schools can barely afford school supplies for kids, I don't see how this is financially feasible.
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But something must be done, because we're hearing about this kind of thing more now -- which could just be a case of kids now being aware enough and brave enough to speak up.
Because the incident involved juveniles, police won't release any information about what happened to the two young suspects.
Would you think kids are capable of this?
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