Parents concerned after alleged sex assault

February 10, 2009 5:15:05 AM PST
Parents voiced their concerns at a packed school board meeting in Aurora over an alleged incident where two boys are charged with sexually assaulting another student last year.The father of the victim told the board Monday night that other children are in danger of being attacked.

"We ask the board to aggressively review the scope of the occurrences, the charges filed and to remove the purps from the school," the victim's father said.

The parents are asking the board to take immediate action against the students accused in the attack. The students attend Gregory Middle School in Naperville

Authorities have said the alleged attack happened off campus. School officials say that's why they can not take action.

"Unless there is a connection between conduct which occurs off campus and direct administration of the school building, we don't have jurisdiction and to oppose our discipline for things that happen in the community away from school," said Jack Canna, attorney, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204.

School officials do say they are taking steps to ensure a safe school environment for all students.