Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara Wheatfield School District is looking to address concerns of parents after it was made public that a male student who pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault was still allowed to attend the same school as the girl involved in the incident.
In an update on Friday morning, the district announced that the student will not return to school for the remainder of the school year and is not allowed on school property. The student cannot attend any co-curricular events.
After the girl's mother shared a Facebook post criticizing the school about the incident, the District released a statement on their website, which stated that the District’s ability to address the allegation was "challenging," and that the Superintendent was "just informed" that the student plead guilty to unlawful conduct this past week in court.
After the Facebook post raised the concerns of parents, Channel 2 reports that students in Niagara County schools are planning walkouts on Friday in support of the victim.
Superintendent Dan Ljiljanich issued this statement on the District website Thursday: