At a Columbus high school, A 16-year-old disabled girl was dragged to the auditorium stage, “punched and forced to perform oral sex on at least two boys,” as dozens of students watched and one videotaped her humiliation.
Mifflin High School officials who found her bleeding from the mouth did not call police, and an assistant principal cautioned the girl’s father against calling 911 because the media might get involved, according to statements from school officials obtained by The Columbus Dispatch.
The girls’ father ignored the advice and called the police.
In the statements, which have students names blacked out, one student said the boys told the victim: “If you scream, I’ll have all my boys punch you.”
Someone then “punched her in the face and she dropped to her knees,” the witness said.
One witness looked for a security guard during the assault, but found no one. When the attackers ran away, several students helped the girl get dressed and took her to a guard.
The Columbus School Board has fired the principal and suspended three assistant principals for failure to call the police. Four boys are being investigated for the assault.