West High School student arrested on suspicion of sexual assault


A West High School student has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault against another student last month.

The Kern High School District confirmed the alleged assault happened at the West High School campus on Aug. 21.

Police documents allege a male juvenile student met a female student and agreed to meet. The next day, on Aug. 21, the male student lured the female student to a secluded part of the campus, pushed her against a wall and sexually assaulted her.

According to documents, the male student contacted the accuser through Instagram two days later and apologized for assaulting her.

The documents also state the female student was taken to the Kern Sexual Assault Response Team Center where a nurse completed a sexual assault exam.

The student suspected in the assault remained in custody Thursday afternoon, the Kern High School District said.

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