WHITEFISH BAY (WITI) -- Police are recommending charges of second-degree sexual assault against a 15-year-old student at Whitefish Bay High School.
A police report indicates the alleged assault happened around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 18th in a stairwell at Whitefish Bay H.S.
The alleged victim, age 16, indicates she was forced to perform sex acts on the accused. The police report says the alleged victim told the accused to "stop" and "let me go." The report says "she punched suspect in the stomach as hard as she could." That's when the accused "released his hold of her, she scrambled to her feet, ran up the stairs and out of the stairwell."
The accused in the same police report has a much different story of events. He told police the alleged victim "had 'touched his private' which surprised him as they never really interacted that way." The accused said in the police report, "he did not ask to perform the sex act and thought to himself 'we should not be doing this in school,' but did not stop her."
Whitefish Bay police viewed the school's video system. According to the police report, the alleged sexual assault "was not captured on video." However, it does show the alleged victim and the accused in the building together around the time of the alleged assault.
School officials say as soon as they were made aware of the alleged assault, they contacted police.
In a statement sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, the Whitefish Bay School District said, "the District is in the process of taking appropriate disciplinary measures as a result of this incident in accordance with District policy."
Students and parents at Whitefish Bay H.S. were shocked to hear the allegations. They were initially concerned because they didn't know what "incident" had occurred -- and rumors spread.
"It just said there was an incident. They were on top of it, but it didn't specify what the incident was. It would have been better if they said what it was, you know?" said parent Alan Wallach.
"For something like that to happen, it shook the whole community," said Maggie Langhoff. "I know that parents are kind of confused as to, like, what was going on, because obviously it was very vague.
"That reflects badly on our school," said Matthew Felland.
The superintendent of Whitefish Bay School District told FOX6 News the release that was issued was written in a way to protect the students involved while disciplinary action is being taken.