Police: Teen raped on school field trip

A 16-year-old student at South Bronx Preparatory School was raped by a classmate during an overnight field trip, officials say.



The 10th-graders were on a bonding trip to the Pine Grove Dude Ranch, which is two hours away.



Officials say the girl was raped after an afternoon dip in the pool.



A group of male teens allegedly pushed the teen into a bathroom, turned off the lights and locked her in, she says.



The girl says she was fighting to escape as a male classmate touched and kissed her. That's when police say the assault took place.



When she finally did break free, she called her mother, who made the long drive to the ranch and arrived with police.



Police charged the classmate with rape. The two reportedly knew each other for at least five years.



The victim's mother criticized the chaperones for their apparent lack of oversight. A field trip permission slip shows that students were not allowed to enter any rooms but their own.



The victim requested to transfer out of South Bronx Preparatory and will start at a new school on Monday.


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