15-year-old charged with raping student at KC school

A 15-year-old boy accused of raping another student on the campus of the African-Centered College Preparatory Academy has been charged in juvenile court, Jackson County officials announced Thursday.

The charges stem from a Sept. 28 incident when a female student reported that she had been raped by another student during the lunch hour.

The student told Kansas City police that a boy took her to another area of the building at 3500 E. Meyer Blvd. and sexually assaulted her in a stairwell.

She reported the incident to a school tutor at the end of the day, police said. Police took a male student into custody and took him to Kansas City’s juvenile detention center.

On Thursday, Jackson County officials said a 15-year-old boy had been charged with rape in the second degree and sodomy, both felonies.

Juveniles are typically not identified in such cases. The hearings are not open to the public.