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Authorities investigate student's rape allegation

Posted October 5, 2009

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— Cumberland County authorities are investigating a reported sexual assault at Douglas Byrd Middle School.

A special needs student at the school told her grandmother last Thursday that an adult male raped her between two portable classrooms on Sept. 15, authorities said. The girl's grandmother took her to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate her allegation.

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  • Mrs Fabulous 1 Oct 5, 2009

    Oh I can't wait to hear the details to this story. smh

  • babbleon Oct 5, 2009

    Oh, holy cow - that's where I spent 9th grade. Not a bad school, not a bad neighborhood, 25 years ago...