'Incident' Involving Norman North Students Could Lead To Charges

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 10:15 pm
By: News 9

Claims of a sexual assault on a school bus have police investigating. This involves the Norman North High School JV wrestling team. So far, the school has dismissed one coach and suspended another along with some students. 

The district told News 9 the incident involved wrestlers from Norman North as they were returning home from a weekend tournament. Now, the district and police are investigating and it could result in criminal charges.

Very little is being said about the alleged incident that took place Saturday, but a News 9 source said Norman police are working to determine whether a sexual assault took place on a bus.

Norman police said a report was made Monday night. The district said it learned of the allegation Tuesday morning.

The district called the reported incident "extremely disturbing".

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News 9 heard from several Norman North students sharing what they believe to be details of what happened, but neither the district nor investigators will confirm those claims.

A News 9 source said the investigation involves "two students"-- one in "high school" the other in "middle school".

In a statement the district said "Within a matter of hours, two students were suspended and additional students have been suspended as the investigation continues".

In addition to those suspensions, an adjunct coach in charge of supervising students on the bus was dismissed.

Another coach is suspended pending further investigation.

A News 9 source said Thursday morning investigators checked to see if cameras on the bus caught the reported incident.

An email was sent to all wrestling parents from the athletic director informing them of the investigation.