Real Panic At The Disco: 13-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted At A School Dance
Faculty and students at Wellington College, a public boarding high school in the U.K., are doing anything but discoing after a school dance went terribly wrong last week. During the “Rumble in the Jungle” dance, two 15-year-old boys allegedly held down a 13-year-old girl (whose identity is being withheld) and performed a sex act on her while other students watched. Anyone else wondering where the chaperones were? Even more shocking to me: the parents of the girl are refusing to press charges, deciding to leave the incident for the school to take care of. What?!? Headmaster Dr. Anthony Seldon is determined to get to the bottom of this and students are on lockdown on campus. Seldon even confiscated all of the students’ cell phones and computers to put pressure on the witnesses to come forth and to make sure word about the sex attack doesn’t get out of the confines of the campus. I mean, he’s got his reputation to uphold after all. He was brought on as headmaster of the school in 2006 to help make it a safer place after a series of indiscretions including sexual violence and drugs. Headmaster … FAIL.
So, what do you think? Are the girl’s parents wrong for not pressing charges? I don’t know about you, but I’m outraged. [Daily Mail]