Silence Surrounds Allowed Videotaped Sexual Assault of Boy From Louisville Public School Months Ago

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A Snapchat video of an alleged sexual assault between two students from Louisville’s St. Xavier High school and another student circulated in May. The school released a statement acknowledging that the video was taken and police stated they were investigating.

Six months later, however, there is not much to be said about the case. Louisville Courier JournalIt was pointed out.

The Louisville Courier Journal captured a video of a boy using a lacrosse stick to sexually assault a schoolmate, while other teens pinned him down.

According to reports, the school responded to the Snapchat video that circulated on social media. “disturbing video”They claim that the footage was taken off-campus and involved some students. WDRBReported in May.

St. Xavier High School is an all-male school that can be very expensive. Its notable alumni include Tom Cruise, Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Frank Beard, former PGA golfer, and Mike Silliman, former NBA player and Olympic gold medalist.

It was even named by the Louisville Courier Journal as the best private school in the area in 2021.

Local news reported the initial video footage on May 20, five days after the school had released the graduation ceremony.

The school was released on May 21st You can find their statement hereThis was also sent to the families of children who attend the school. It acknowledged the existence and called for action.

It is not clear, however, what actions have been taken.

“We have strict protocol for such situations that were immediately executed. After alerting authorities, an internal investigation, and parent-student meetings, we determined the actions seen in the video were in violation of our student handbook, and by Thursday morning student penalties were delivered,” the school’s president Paul Colistra wrote. “In such a clear violation of our school’s handbook, and values, swift action had to be taken. We will not disclose disciplinary matters. This matter is now in the hands of the proper authorities and outside the school’s jurisdiction.”

Colistra then condemned the video by saying, “Saint Xavier High School condemns the actions of these few students. We have the highest standards for ourselves and our students that hold us accountable both on and off-campus, day and night, weekday or weekend.”

“Our brotherhood calls us to support and care for each other. Like you, we are all troubled and saddened by what happened. This is not part of our school culture, and our students can be assured of their safety on our campus,”He concluded.

Inside Edition Digital reached out to St. Xavier High School in order to get their feedback, but has yet not received a response.

The school’s student handbook says that bullying and hazing may be punishable by suspension or expulsion, with sexual harassment also not tolerated, according to Louisville Courier Journal.

Published reports indicate that the victim of the alleged incident was a minor. His name has not yet been released. Information about the other students is not available.

Inside Edition Digital reached out to Louisville Metro Police Department for comments but has not received a response.

Louisville Courier Journal asked for updates from the LMPD regarding the incident. Dwight Mitchell, a spokesman for the LMPD, replied in an email Monday. “case has been sent to the County Attorney’s Office.”

The LMPD and Jefferson County Attorneys Office are investigating the case.

Inside Edition Digital reached out for comments to the Jefferson County Court & County Attorneys offices, but was not able to receive a reply.

Spokesman for Jefferson County Attorney’s Office Josh Abner made a statement to Louisville Courier Journal.

“We are not able to provide information about juvenile cases to the media,”Abner stated this in an email to The Courier Journal.  “Even disclosing the existence of charges or an upcoming court date would constitute a de facto comment on the proceedings,”Abner stated that this would be against state law regarding the confidentiality of juvenile court proceedings.

According to The Louisville Courier Journal, the father of the victim said that his family was concerned about him. “will not be making any comment, public or otherwise.”