A student at Sweet Home High School is behind bars after an arrest for sexual assault.
The identity of the seventeen year old male student is not being released nor is the name of the fifteen year old female victim. A hall monitor alerted staff members that a male student had taken the female student into a secluded area of the school. When the staff investigated, they were able to stop the assault in progress. Lieutenant Eric Davis of the Amherst Police Department commended the staff at the school for their prompt attention to the situation.
"It was absolutely handled one hundred percent perfect. They investigated it immediately and took action immediately, and the investigation is continuing," according to Davis.
The male student is being held at the County Holding Center in lieu of $10,000 bail and $25,000 bond. A court appearance is scheduled for later this week.