Police investigating student assault near Brentwood Borough Stadium
A 14-year-old Brentwood boy has been charged with assault after being accused of pulling a knife on a 12-year-old girl and touching her inappropriately.
Several youths were playing a game of “King of the Hill” on a hillside near Brentwood Borough stadium just before 10 p.m. Aug. 30, when an incident occurred, police Chief Robert Butelli said. Officers are attempting to determine the exact location of the assault, he said.
“She resisted and was able to get away,” Butelli said. The boy is accused of returning and forcing the girl to the ground, showing her a pocketknife and again touching her inappropriately, the chief said.
The Brentwood High School Spartans varsity football team was playing Serra Catholic High School at the stadium, and the girl reported the incident to officers who were working security at the game, Butelli said.
Brentwood police charged the boy with aggravated assault, indecent assault, terroristic threats and harassment on Sept. 3, Butelli said. The boy said he had a pocketknife but that he did not commit the crimes, the chief said.
Brentwood Borough police are working with school police on the case, Butelli said.
Brentwood Borough School District Superintendent Ronald Dufalla said that “district officials are aware of the allegations made to the police and are cooperating with police to investigate the matter further. The district is following all protocol for investigations and disciplinary protocols.”
The boy was not identified because he is younger than 18. The newspaper does not name reported victims of assault.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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