CLEVELAND -- Saint Ignatius High School has released a statement in regards to the alleged rape.
The rape incident happened in April 2013 but was not mentioned until May 16th, 2013.
The male student told teachers he was afraid and feared coming out about it.
The Cleveland Police Department is investigating the situation.
The high school has released this statement:
On May 16th, a student came forward with an allegation of rape against a fellow student. Our policy requires any school representative who knows or suspects that a student has been subjected to abuse immediately notify the authorities. That protocol was followed as soon as the student came forward. His teacher went with the student directly to our principal who reported the allegation to the authorities.
Saint Ignatius High School has cooperated fully with the police investigation. Any questions about the status of that investigation should be directed to the authorities.
The care and safety of our students is a top priority at Saint Ignatius. We encourage students to approach an adult to report any behavior that concerns them. As we did in this case, we immediately notify the civil authorities, parents, or legal guardian, and offer counseling and pastoral support.