Attempted Assault in Sauk Rapids
Faculty, staff and students at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School stopped a sexual assault shortly after classes on Monday. According to a Star Tribune report, students informed the office of the problem and the incident was stopped before it became, "really, really ugly and dangerous," Superintendent Greg Vandal said in the article.
The assault was between a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman in the school store the article said.
The school's Police Chief, Curtis Gullickson, said the boy has been taken to a juvenile detention center in Lino Lakes.
"The suspect has been charged as a juvenile with attempted criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and two counts of assault," another article from KARE 11 said.
Vandal said the incident could have been a lot worse if it were not for the fast response of the students and staff. ""It is because of that student response that this is less serious than it might have been," He said in the KARE article. "This is serious but those students helped it become less so."