Two 17-year-old and one 16-year-old Tuscarora High School students have been charged in connection with an assault that occurred in the school’s locker room earlier this month.
One student has been charged with sexual battery and the two other students have been charged with assault and battery, according to the the Leesburg Police Department.
The teenagers allegedly assaulted an underclassman on the football team Oct. 1 after regular school hours. A school resource officer was made aware of the allegations on the morning of Oct. 5.
Leesburg Police Department detectives investigated the case in conjunction with Loudoun County Public School officials and staff, parents, and the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
In consultation with the county prosecutors, it was determined that the circumstances of the case did not meet the criteria of hazing as defined in the Virginia State Code, according to the agency.