UPDATE: Crisis counselors were at Brainerd High School Friday, after a student was taken into police custody earlier in the week for allegedly raping another student on campus.

Police are investigating the alleged rape that a student says happened on campus Wednesday after school.

Hamilton County schools spokesperson Tim Hensley was not able to say exactly how long after the final bell the alleged crime happened, but said most people had left for the day.

"It was after school hours so not a lot of teachers were in the building," said Hensley.

The victim told an administrator, who then notified police and the department of children services.

The accused student was taken into custody.

Teachers were told about the incident in a staff meeting Thursday.

Then a crisis intervention team was on campus to help anyone who needed it.

It's protocol for the school to provide assistance after a traumatic event.

"It's not just a couple of individuals that are impacted in any situation,” said Hensley, “There are friends and folks in school that are close to those people."

Hensley said they are working with the victim's family to help in any way the school can.

The school will review its safety and security measures, "Those are constantly things that we review. Anytime something happens then we certainly go to a review by the administration of the school, the district, to see how we strengthen those procedures and processes."


PREVIOUS STORY: A student was taken into police custody for allegedly raping another student at Brainerd High on Wednesday.

Tim Hensley, spokesperson for Hamilton County schools, says the incident happened on school grounds after classes were dismissed for the day.

Hensley says school officials notified Chattanooga police and the Department of Children Services.

Police are investigating the incident and the accused student was taken into custody on Wednesday night.

“We recognize our first responsibility to parents is to protect their children in our care, and we are deeply saddened that this incident has occurred,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools.

Hensley says school officials are working with the police department on this case.

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