Track team member accused of assault
Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 01:55 PM EDT
KENTWOOD, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A student at Kentwood Public Schools has been taken into custody and charged after a fellow classmate accused him of assaulting her after track practice.
The school says that the incident happened on March 26th at the high school.
The victim's grandmother told the school that the girl went to a secluded location at the building with the track team member who made advances towards her, which led to the assault.
The school was informed by the grandmother on April 1st. On April 8th the student was taken into custody by the Kent County Sheriff's Dept.
Police have identified the suspect as Jaylen Young. They say that he has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct, 3rd degree.
The school has released this statement: “The safety of students and staff has always been a priority in our school district and we will not let the actions of a single individual deter us from our continued focus on the high behavioral and academic expectations for our students.”