Minneapolis boy, 13, is accused of sexual assault

A 13-year-old Minneapolis boy was accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on a school bus Monday afternoon, Minneapolis police told the Star Tribune on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer said that the boy was taken to juvenile detention following an investigation into whether or not the boy forced the girl to perform a sex act, reported the Star Tribune.

According to KARE 11 both children are students at Sheridan Arts Magnet School.

KSTP-TV reported that Sheridan Principal Al Pitt sent an e-mail to parents Tuesday letting them know the matter would be under investigation by Minneapolis Police.

"We take these types of allegations very seriously and the matter is currently under investigation with the Minneapolis Police Department," Pitt told KARE 11. "Maintaining a safe environment for our students is a top priority. We are committed to following our district's discipline policy concerning this incident."

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