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15-year-old Maryland girl raped in high school as school day begins

Parkside High School in Salibury, Maryland where a 15-year-old girl was raped by a fellow-student on May 5, 2014.
Parkside High School in Salibury, Maryland where a 15-year-old girl was raped by a fellow-student on May 5, 2014.

A 15-year-old girl was raped in a hallway at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Maryland on Monday morning while students and teachers were apparently in their first-period classes inside classrooms, according to a USA Today report on Wednesday. Documentation of the criminal occurrence states that the rape victim said no several times before the crime occurred. The horrific incident was reported to school administrators by the teen victim.

The raping suspect is Jocori Marece Scarborough. He is a 17-year-old student from Delmar, Maryland. In a surveillance video, he is seen grabbing the girl and dragging her by her hips down the hall. He then took her to an area where surveillance video is not available. He has been accused of making sexual advances toward the unidentified girl and then dragging her down a hallway. Scarborough has been officially charged as an adult with first and second degree rape, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, kidnapping, false imprisonment and molestation at a school. He has been released on bail according to a WBOC-TV report on Wednesday.

John Federickson is the superintendent of the Wicomico County Public School system. He said that none of the girls in the school system should be subjected to the kind of treatment that has alleged to have occurred. He went on to say that this is just horrible, and that the school system’s children should safe.

Parkside High School is located at 1015 Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury, Maryland, which is along the eastern shore of the state. The high school is located just a couple of miles from Salisbury University. It is a four-year public high school in Wicomico County – one of four public high schools in the County. The school is laid out in several wings, one of the wings having two floors. Of the approximately 1,150 students who are enrolled that the school, approximately half of the students are females. The entire Wicomico County Public School system has some 7,500 female students in total.