February 28th, 2012 | by WW Staff News | Posted In: Schools, Cops and Courts

Grant High Student Journalists Investigate Locker Room Assault

School magazine reports no criminal charges will be filed

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Grant High School student journalists have confronted the fallout after an alleged locker room Jan. 12 with a series of stories that look at the culture of sports, the pressure on students not to "snitch" when they see wrongdoing by their peers, and how teenagers' "accessibility to provocative materials is changing how they react to inappropriate behavior."

The student publication, Grant Magazine, also breaks big news: sources tell its reporters that the police will not bring charges in the incident, which involved JV basketball players after a game.

Here's what the magazine reports this morning:

Police have yet to release a final report on the investigation, and that has helped fueled the rumor mill. Students and adults continue to speculate about what they think happened. A fight. A sexual assault. Hazing. But Grant Magazine sources tell us that the police investigation has been wrapped up and no charges will be filed against any student at the school.


Inserted in the magazine was a letter to the student body from the students involved in the incident—the victims and the accused attackers—that issues an apology and an assurance that the teammates have forgiven each other and made amends.

Oregon Public Broadcasting broke the story this morning in an article that includes interviews with the student staff of the magazine.
 
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