HIGH POINT — A day after reports surfaced that Welborn Academy of Science & Technology's principal was suspended, police confirmed that they are investigating a sexual assault believed to have happened at the school.
The investigation report shows that a minor reported they were sexually assaulted at school, during dismissal.
The assault was reported on April 7. Principal Brewington-McCormick was suspended on April 11.
Principal Brewington-McCormick is not being investigated as a suspect in the assault, according to High Point police.
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Brewington-McCormick was suspended on April 11 due to an incident involving two students, according to Guilford County Schools. WFMY News 2 has learned the school's guidance counselor is listed as someone involved in the investigation, but police say she is not a suspect.
Police investigating reports of sexual assault at Welborn Middle-- where principal was suspended. Police say principal NOT a suspect @WFMY— Jessica Mensch (@Jessmensch) April 20, 2017
GCS officials said the incident happened during dismissal and was considered a ‘serious situation.’ Both parents and law enforcement were contacted about the incident.
The school system released the following statement:
“We are deeply concerned for all involved, and we are deploying additional district personnel to support the school and strengthen its safety protocols and processes.” - Nora Carr, chief of staff.
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