California teenager arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting child in elementary school: video
A 15-year-old Southern California teenager has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a child on an elementary school campus, according to Riverside County authorities.
The incident happened Monday at Lakeland Village School in Lake Elsinore, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The teenager, who was not attending school or did not have permission to be there, entered campus at 11:30 a.m.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect « committed a lewd act to a child while on campus » and then fled on foot.
The school was closed until the Lake Elsinore teenager was arrested shortly afterwards in a nearby street.
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY PLACES PROFESSOR ON LEAVE AFTER INTERVIEW TO DEFEND ‘PEOPLE ATTRACTED TO MINORS’
Bystander video shows the teenager on the ground as school officials hold him down during the arrest. The suspect, who complied with adults, asked to use the restroom but was refused. (WARNING: THE VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE THAT MAY DISTURB SOME VIEWERS.)
Authorities believe several students were assaulted, but are still determining the number of victims involved. It is also unclear how the teenager snuck onto the school campus, but officials believe he acted alone.
« Based on the evidence obtained at the scene, investigators are confident that the suspect acted alone and that there are no other suspects wanted in connection with this matter, » the sheriff’s department said.
WOMAN CUTS OFF HER BOYFRIEND’S PENIS FOR ATTEMPT TO RAPE 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL: ‘WITHOUT REGRETS’
In a statement obtained by FOX 11 Los Angeles, Lake Elsinore Unified School District acknowledged the news was « disturbing » for parents.
« From this situation, we will be reviewing our emergency protocols across the district as if there are any steps we can take to increase safety, security and timely communication with our staff and families , so we want to identify and embrace those improvements,” the statement said.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Authorities are investigating the incident. Fox News Digital reached out to the Lake Elsinore School District for comment, but did not receive a response.