Boys Arrested in Alleged Sexual Assault of Girl Who Killed Herself
Allegations that three teenage boys sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl who later committed suicide have shaken the Santa Clara County community of Saratoga.
The boys, all 16, were taken into custody Thursday at two different high schools and booked into juvenile hall in connection with the attack on Audrie Pott, who hanged herself, according to media reports.
Officials with the Los Gatos-Saratoga school district released a statement to the San Jose Mercury News saying the they are fully cooperating with authorities and that their “sympathies go out to all of the families.”
“Collaborating with our parents, students, staff and community we will continue to work diligently to maintain a positive climate at our high schools based on respect, responsibility, and open communication that discourages cyber bullying and inappropriate conduct,” the statement read.