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Police investigating reported rape at Glen Este High School

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UNION TOWNSHIP, CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Union Township police are investigating a reported rape at Glen Este High School.

The alleged incident reportedly happened about 2:30 p.m. Monday on school grounds, police said.  

Investigators said the incident was reported Wednesday morning.

No faculty members were involved, the school confirmed. 

The a spokesperson for West Clermont Local Schools released a short statement:

“We are aware of an allegation of a sexual assault taking place at Glen Este High School. We respect the rights of all of our students and take their concerns, safety and well-being very seriously. Our school resource officer has engaged the Union Township Police Department, and they are now handling the investigation.”

Principal Jeffery M. Damadeo sent a letter to parents explaining the situation. 

"As you have likely heard, there has been an allegation of a sexual assault on the campus of Glen Este High School.  That is all it is at this time, an allegation," he wrote.

"We can tell you this does not involve any member of our faculty or staff.  We take the safety, well-being, and the concerns of our students very seriously. 

"Upon learning about the allegation, our Administrative team and our School Resource Officer engaged the Union Township Police Department.  They are now handling the investigation. 

"We understand you have a lot of questions.  Please understand that this is an ongoing investigation and we cannot comment any further. 

"With that said, rest assured we will continue to do all we can to make sure Glen Este High School is a safe and nurturing place for our students to be."

Citing the ongoing investigation, school officials declined to discuss the incident further with FOX19 NOW.

FOX19 NOW will continue to update this developing story.

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