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Parkside High School assault: Girl raped in hallway while class is in session

A Parkside High School assault in which a 15-year-old girl was violently raped in the hallway while class went on, shocked students, teachers and public officials. The incident also raised questions as to how such a thing could have happened. Parkside High School is located in Salisbury, Md. and the crime reportedly occurred at about 8 a.m. Monday, according to a report from USA Today Wednesday.

Speaking with Delmarvanow about the Parkside High School assault, Wicomico County Superintendent of Schools John Fredericksen described the case as “gut-wrenching.” “None of them should be subjected to the kind of treatment that’s alleged to have occurred,” Fredericksen said. “This is just horrible. Our children should be safe, our families should be safe, to do their very best.”

The suspect in the rape case is 17-year-old Parkside student Jocori Marece Scarborough. The identity of the victim was not released. According to the report, Scarborough made sexual advances toward the girl, and after she denied, he dragged her down a hallway. The victim said “no” multiple times prior to the rape, charging documents indicate.

Scarborough faces multiple charges which include first- and second-degree rape, first- and second-degree assault and kidnapping. Online court records show he was released after posting $100,000 bond.

School Superintendent John Fredericksen spoke to media outlets but he refused to answer specific questions because the investigation is ongoing. Fredericksen did say that Parkside High School, which has nearly 1,150 students with half of them being female, has hundreds of cameras in its schools and on buses. However, he didn't reveal if the incident was captured on film. "At any given moment, there may not be people in every nook and cranny of the building," he said.

The Parkside High School assault is currently under investigation and updates to the story will be posted here as they are made available. Continue reading: College student $350k drone delivery: Huge mistake made by UPS or the Feds?

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