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Sex crime investigation at Morton High School

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MORTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

This is how Morton Police are classifying their investigation into an incident at Morton High School last Tuesday: "Sexual assault on a juvenile. A juvenile at the school," says Police Chief Nicky Crapps.

Chief Crapps says investigators have interviewed the students involved: a 16-year-old girl who takes special education classes at the school, an 18-year-old boy, also enrolled in special education classes, and a 19-year-old boy who's an athlete at the school.

But Chief Crapps is not certain arrests are warranted. "We're talking to our district attorney at this time, we're not at liberty to say if there will be any arrests or not. We're not finished with our investigation," he says.

The police probe is not sitting well with the girl's mother, who asked not to be identified, and the local NAACP, who accompanied her when she talked to us Wednesday. "She was in the field house for P.E.," the girl's mother says of the incident. "The young guys were not supposed to be there. They attacked her, made her do oral sex. The young guy threatened her, told her not to tell anybody."

The girl's mother says a female walked in on the activity at the school, and was also told not to talk.

The boys have been suspended for the incident, but the mother believes that's not enough.

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