A Parkside High School assault is making headlines across the U.S. According to NewsMax, Jocori Marece Scarborough, 17, has been brought up on several charges after he allegedly made sexual advances toward a 15-year-old girl in the hallway of the Maryland school whilst classes were in session. Scarborough is being charged with first and second-degree rape, first and second-degree assault, and kidnapping, according to the report.
Many students and faculty members at the school are surprised that something like this happened, right out in the open -- potentially in front of people. Evidently no one was paying attention.
The Parkside High School assault left Scarborough facing a total of eight charges. The teenage girl immediately sought assistance from school administrators and police were called. "[No student] should be subjected to the kind of treatment that's alleged to have occurred. This is just horrible. Our children should be safe, our families should be safe, to do their very best," said Wicomico County Superintendent of Schools John Fredericksen.
Believe it or not, there are quite a few cases of this nature (perhaps not rape) reported at schools around the country each year. According to the report, four percent of students aged 12-18 reported being victimized while at school back in 2011 (via NewsMax). While you might agree with Fredericksen when he says that kids are supposed to be safe at school, that's not always the case.
The Parkside High School assault incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. Monday morning according to CBS. The victim evidently knew Scarborough and had been walking with him through the hall when things took a strange turn. Scarborough allegedly made sexual advances and pushed the girl further down the hall and then he raped her.
Scarborough is due in court on May 13.