Student removed from school after alleged sexual assault
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
A senior at Chase County Schools was removed from school on May 1 after several incidents of alleged sexual assault were reported.
High School Principal Mike Sorensen said an alleged incident involving inappropriate touching of a female CCS student came to light on April 30. After the initial report, other similar allegations were reported by three other high school students, he said.
The Imperial Police Department (IPD) was called in to investigate, Sorensen said. The student’s parents were also contacted.
Sorensen said the senior student was given his diploma, collected his books and is not being allowed back on school grounds. The student was not able to participate in graduation ceremonies Saturday.
Eight days of school remained for the seniors as of May 1, and the student had met all graduation requirements to receive a diploma, Sorensen said.
Chief Rob Browning said the IPD is also investigating another incident at CCS in which a sophomore student has also been accused of alleged inappropriate touching of female students.
Both cases remain under investigation, Browning said. He plans to turn over the department’s information on both cases to the county attorney.