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17-year-old charged with rape at Munford High School

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Officials say the alleged victim and the perpetrator are both 17 years old. Officials say the alleged victim and the perpetrator are both 17 years old.
MUNFORD, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A 17-year-old Munford High School student is now charged with rape after a sexual assault was reported at the school Wednesday.

Police are investigating after the report came in Wednesday afternoon that someone was raped inside the school.

The town of nearly 5,000 people is shocked by the accusations.

"I work at the school. It's something I didn't even know anything about, but we hardly ever have anything like this to happen," said substitute Rick Laxton.

Principal Courtney Fee said the incident is still under investigation.

"We are dealing with two juveniles. Our goal is to make sure our students are safe so we cannot comment about the details," said Fee.

Parents found out about the accusations late Wednesday afternoon.

The 17-year-old taken into custody will be arraigned in juvenile court at 9 a.m. Friday in Tipton County.

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