Brown Deer middle school students face criminal charges after "sex party"
Four middle school students who got together at a house over the holiday break could now face sexual assault charges for engaging in sex acts.
Brown Deer authorities would not reveal their gender, but said the students are 12 to 14 years old and attend Brown Deer Middle-High School.
Chief Michael Kass said the department began its investigation in mid-January, after one of the students involved reported the sexual activity to a teacher. The school immediately alerted police.
Authorities believe those involved consented to the activity, but they legally can't because they're minors.
The investigation shows the incident happened at the home of one of the students. No adults were there at the time.
Police interviewed the four students and a couple of others who heard about what happened.
\"There was one of the allegations that one of the kids recorded it on their cell phone. We did confirm there were parts of it that were recorded,\" said Kass. \"The video isn't very classy and we've seized the phones. We don't believe it was posted on social media.\"
Chief Kass stressed the need for parents to be actively involved in what their kids are doing.
The case has been referred to Milwaukee County child services. The agency will determine if the students will be charged with sexual assault.
Brown Deer School District Superintendent Dr. Deb Kerr released the following statement:
“We are deeply troubled to learn that four Brown Deer students have been arrested for sexual assault in relation to a situation that happened off school property. This situation was originally brought to the attention of the school administration by other students who were concerned for the safety of the students allegedly involved. School administrators immediately contacted the police and are actively working with authorities as the investigation takes place. While the nature of the situation and ages of students require us withhold much information, it is important to note that the alleged incident did not occur in our schools or on our campus and the students were not arrested in our schools.”