School's Silence on Sex Assault Angers Parents

Thursday, Oct 6, 2011  |  Updated 10:17 AM CDT
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School's Silence on Sex Assault Angers Parents

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A South Texas school district is under fire for failing to tell parents last week about an alleged sexual assault on a high school campus during school hours.

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District spokeswoman Arianna Vazquez-Hernandez said Wednesday that the district did not inform parents sooner "because it was an ongoing investigation."

The Monitor of McAllen reports that Pharr police charged two students with sexual assault Saturday after a 17-year-old female student told the school nurse Friday.

Police say one suspect is 17-year-old Adrian Duron. They declined to identify the other because he's a minor.

Duron posted $5,000 bond and was released from jail Wednesday and could not be reached for comment.

Police say the suspects lured the girl into the boys' locker room and had sex with her.

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