Six staff members are now on administrative leave from Southwest Early College Campus as the Kansas City school district continues to seek out security failures in a student rape investigation.
“It is increasingly clear that the facility changes and security equipment were functional and that the issue is how the equipment was being used,” a district spokesman said.
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Superintendent Steve Green “will be taking more actions that will impact staff,” the spokesman, Ray Weikal, said.
Prosecutors have charged a 14 year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl with one count of rape and one count of sodomy in an attack on a 14-year-old girl that police reported was a child with autism.
According to statements reported by the police, the victim was attacked by the boy repeatedly over the past month in a area out of view of security cameras while the girl charged in the crime was a lookout.
Thursday, Green had put the school’s principal and two staff on leave. Three more were put on leave Friday.
The district had made several changes in Southwest since August when a 17-year-old girl was allegedly dragged into a small, second-floor room and attacked by two boys who were charged as juveniles with rape.