Minneapolis School District Investigating Alleged Sex Assault Involving 5th Grader

Updated: 03/07/2014 7:04 PM
Created: 03/07/2014 5:51 PM
By: Ellen Galles

The Minneapolis Public School District is investigating a disturbing case at one of its schools. 

A 5th grader claims she was pinned down on the playground by a student, while one of his friends exposed himself and threatened to sexually assault her. is not mentioning the school or the names of students and parents to protect the identity of the 10-year-old victim.

The incident allegedly happened on Wednesday before lunch. There were two other students who were witnesses, they decided to tell their teacher. 

The girl's mom is not only upset this could happen, but she also says the school never called and told her this took place.

"My daughter was petrified when she came home. She hasn't left my side since this happened," she said.

A spokesperson for Minneapolis Public Schools says they are investigating the incident. 

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