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Teen Arrested In Connection With Rape At Cheatham Co. High School

Teen Arrested In Connection With Rape At Cheatham Co. High School

CREATED Feb 27, 2014

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. – A teen was arrested in connection with a rape at Cheatham County Central High School earlier this week.

Lt. Shannon Heflin with the Cheatham Co. Sheriff Department said the rape happened Tuesday. A juvenile was arrested, but no specific details were released due to the age of the alleged suspect and victim.

The Cheatham County School District issued a statement on Thursday:

"Student safety is the primary goal for Cheatham County Schools. Upon learning of any incident that puts our students at risk, the local school and central office immediately take action to investigate the alleged occurrence.

In regards to the incident that took place on Tuesday, February 25 at Cheatham County Central High School, the school administration immediately turned the investigation over to law enforcement. Any discipline for a student involved in the incident will be handled through the school disciplinary process. Any potential legal issues that arise from this situation will be handled by law enforcement."

No other details were released.