WASHINGTON — Investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department have initiated a probe into a report that a female student was raped by a male student on the campus of prestigious private school Sidwell Friends, the school that President Obama’s daughters attend.
According to the Washington Post, the students involved had a previous sexual relationship. So far, no one has been arrested.
“It’s not classified as a rape, it’s a sexual abuse allegation,” said Metro Police spokesperson Dustin Sternbeck to RadarOnline. “It’s an active police investigation and involves high school students at the Sidwell Friends School. It happened on campus.”
Sasha and Malia Obama currently attend the Quaker school, who also educated Chelsea Clinton and Trisha Nixon. The Obamas told reporters recently that they would remain in DC until Sasha graduates.
In the past few years, the Obama administration has heavily promoted their “Its’ On Us” campaign, which is intended to raise awareness of sexual assault, especially on college campuses. Vice President Joe Biden visited Morehouse College as part of the national tour.
“It is the longstanding policy of Sidwell Friends School to cooperate fully with any law enforcement investigation,” Sidwell’s associate head of school Ellis Turner said in a statement. “It is also our policy not to comment on such investigations.”