14-year-old girl reportedly sexually assaulted at west Charlotte middle school


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A 14-year-old girl was reportedly sexually assaulted by two juvenile males at a local west Charlotte middle school, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. 

The alleged incident occurred at Whitewater Middle School located at 10201 Running Rapids Road. 

Detectives said on Thursday, March 23, Crimes Against Children Unit detectives were notified of a sexual assault of a 14-year-old female student by two juvenile male students at the school.

“I’m in shock. I’m at a loss for words because you don’t hear about it at a middle school,” a local resident told FOX 46 Charlotte. 

CMPD has identified two suspects in this case who are both juveniles and students of Whitewater Middle School.  

Few details have been released with parents wondering where, when and how did this happen?

“That’s my question. Like how does this happen during school? And it got to the point where she was actually assaulted. How can it get that far, where’s the monitoring?” Nikita Chisholm said, a parent who has a 13-year-old daughter at the school. 

Charges are pending as detectives are working through the juvenile court process.

Under North Carolina Law, the names of juvenile victims and suspects under the age of 16 are prohibited from being released. This investigation is ongoing.

Letter sent home to parents from the school: 

“Good afternoon, Whitewater families.This is Beth Thompson with an important message about our school. Earlier today, I received a report of an alleged assault of a student on our campus. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Police and CMPD have launched an immediate investigation. As this is an on-going investigation, we are unable to discuss the details of this case. We will continue to provide any support needed by law enforcement to fully pursue this case. I take this incident and any issues involving student safety at our school very seriously. Our school counselors and staff are available to talk with any students who may need support. As always, please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns you may have about our school.”

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call Detective Baswell 704-336-4466. 

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