Parents at Brockton High frustrated over rape allegation

The suspect was arrested Friday and is expected to be arraigned Monday.

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Some parents of Brockton High School students are frustrated that they heard about an alleged rape of a female student on school grounds through the media rather than directly from the school.

The student was allegedly assaulted in a parking lot during school hours by a 44-year-old male acquaintance on Thursday afternoon, but the school did not inform parents via telephone until Saturday afternoon. By that time, the story had already appeared in The Enterprise’s online edition.

The suspect was arrested Friday and is expected to be arraigned Monday.

Parent Tammy Yard, the mother of a 15-year-old student, tells the newspaper she should have been notified before Saturday.

School Superintendent Kathy Smith did not comment on the delay in notifying parents but said at “no time were other students at risk.”

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Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com

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