Parents and students are shocked after hearing about an attack at Lincoln Southeast High School.
Principal Brent Toalson says the attack is unusual for the school to have. He also says when there is an altercation the students usually know each other and in this case the victim did not know the attacker and there was no motive.
Police are trying to find out who pulled a teenage girl into a bathroom and assaulted her. It happened at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Southeast High School.
Principal Brent Toalson sent a voicemail and email to parents explaining what happened.
He says, "a female student reported that she was pulled into the boys' restroom by a teenage male. The individual pushed the female student against the wall. The female student screamed and was thrown to the ground. The individual then left the restroom.
Police say the teen had visible redness and swelling on her cheek from the attack. She also complained of shoulder pain.
At the time the incident was reported, school administrators and security personnel searched the building and school grounds and determined that there was not an immediate threat requiring the building to be locked down.
Police believe the suspect is a student. They say he's described as a dark skinned, black male around the age of 16.
Principal Toalson went on to say, "we want to make sure our parents are aware of the situation, and know that the safety of our students is our most important priority. If you or your student has information about this incident, which would help with the investigation, please contact the school."
The phone number for the school is 402-436-1304.
There are currently no cameras in the school, but Toalson says he believes there will be in the future.