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UPDATE: Berlin PD report no student assault, investigates possible restroom recording

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FRIDAY 11/5/2021 10:30 p.m.

BERLIN, Wis. (WFRV) – An investigation has uncovered an alleged assault of a High School student did not happen, but officers are looking into reports of a possible restroom recording.

According to a release, a Berlin High School student reported being assaulted on Thursday, Nov. 4 in a school restroom.

Berlin Police say an investigation was immediately launched into the allegation. After multiple interviews and examinations of assault evidence, officers say they discovered no physical assault or attack against the student.

However, during the investigation police learned a recording may have been taken of the student while in a restroom stall.

Anyone with direct information about this recording is asked to contact the Berlin Police Department at 920-361-2121.

Original Story: Student assault allegations at Berlin HS prompt multiple investigations

THURSDAY 11/4/2021 2:53 p.m.

BERLIN, Wis. (WFRV) – Multiple investigations are underway after allegations were made that a student was assaulted at Berlin High School.

According to the Berlin Area School District, they were made aware of a student walkout in response to allegations of a student assault happening at the high school. 

Following the allegations, the district began its own investigation into the matter. Since then, police have also launched an investigation into this situation.

District officials note that they are cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation and will be unable to provide further information on either investigation at this time.

“The Berlin Area School District is committed to the success of all students in a safe learning environment and we take such allegations seriously,” wrote Carl Cartwright, Berlin Area School District Superintendent.

The Berlin Police Department released the following statement to Local 5.

The Berlin Police Department was made aware of an allegation at Berlin High School.  We are actively investigating the allegation with our school partners.  With this being an-going investigation, and to protect the interests of the potential victim we are not releasing information at this time.

Berlin Police Department

Local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.

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