Sexual assault claims in NYC school locker room investigated

November 9, 2017 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation in underway by police and the city Department of Education at a New York City school campus where authorities say several teenage boys were sexually assaulted in a locker room.

The New York Police Department says four 14-year-old boys have told officials that they were inappropriately touched by older male students at It Takes A Village Academy, part of the Samuel J. Tilden Educational Complex in Brooklyn.

The attacks happened in September and October.

The city Department of Education calls the allegations “deeply troubling” and says a school principal has been reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation.