Sex assault investigation underway at Oak Park and River Forest High School

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OAK PARK, Ill. – An alleged sexual assault is prompting Oak Park and River Forest school officials to review all security measures on campus.

The alleged sexual assault occurred Dec. 9th at Oak Park and River Forest High School around 8:30 p.m. A call into Oak Park police this afternoon confirms an investigation is underway, but because it is ongoing, investigators can not say more than that.

According to published reports, the alleged incident took place between a 16-year-old male and 18-year-old female without her consent inside the building.

The school district is reportedly taking steps to enhance safety measures at the school, which includes the installation of additional security cameras throughout the building during winter break.

District officials also plan to review after-school access to the school building.

The school district released a statement that said:

"We recognize that the Oak Park and River Forest community values the many ways residents and local groups have been able to use the building outside of school hours. . . .As we consider our practices in this regard, as well as other safety measures, our goal is to balance the high school's role as a community asset with the need to do our utmost to ensure the safety of our students, staff and visitors."