Posted February 11, 2019 05:12:04A school in Massachusetts has removed an electronic backpack from an 18-year-old student who had been raped by a teacher, according to an investigation.
The Washington Post reports that a student had gone to school with the backpack and was carrying it around the school when it was taken from him by staff.
The backpack was found in a locker at the school.
The student has not been identified, but it was confiscated.
A spokeswoman for the school district in Springfield, Massachusetts, told the Post that the school had no plans to remove the backpack from the student.
The school’s principal, however, did say that the backpack was inappropriate.
“We don’t condone any inappropriate behavior, but we do believe the student should not be allowed to carry the backpack,” the spokeswoman told the newspaper.
The school district’s statement does not address the allegation that the student had been drinking or that he had been involved in drugs, according the Post.
In a statement, the district said: “Our staff will continue to monitor our students, and students will have their own school and staff to help them through this difficult time.”
A statement on the Springfield school district website read: “We are proud to be a strong, safe community that fosters inclusion and respect.
We will continue our focus on educating our students and will support the community as best we can.”