HERCULES (CBS SF) – Authorities in Hercules are investigating the sexual assault of a transgender student in a restroom at Hercules Middle/High School on Monday.
Police said shortly after 11:00 a.m., school resource officers were called to the student health center for a possible assault.
The 15-year-old victim, who was born as a girl and identifies as a boy, told authorities he went into the boy’s restroom in the 300 building on the high school side of the campus. As he was leaving the bathroom, the victim was confronted by three unidentified male juveniles.
“Forced into the handicap stall and physically and sexually assaulted,” Reserve Detective Connie Van Putten of the Hercules Police Department told KPIX 5 Monday evening.
Detectives said they interviewed the victim and questioned other students on campus. Authorities have described the suspects as three males, 16 to 17 years of age.
“Many times, victims, cannot, at least initially, identify their attackers in this type of an event,” Van Putten said.