Omaha Police investigating sexual assault reported at Central High

A letter was sent home with Omaha Central High School students about the investigation on Wednesday.
Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 2:54 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police confirmed to 6 News on Wednesday that officers are investigating an alleged sexual assault outside Central High School.

OPD said the incident was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The 14-year-old girl’s mom told 6 News her daughter was at the school for a game and that she was drugged and raped.

The school sent a letter home to student families on Wednesday:

Dear Central High School Families and Staff:

I wanted to inform you that our administration is aware of two separate police investigations involving Central High School students. We are working together with law enforcement as they investigate.

We want to assure you that student and staff safety is our number one priority. This message is being shared to ensure open communication with families and staff.

Our school counselors are here to support students if they need to talk. Additionally, students and families may utilize the Safe Schools Hotline at 531-299-SAFE.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 531-299-2660. Please know that due to the active investigations, we are only able to share limited details at this time.

Thank you for your continued support of Central High School and the Omaha Public Schools.

Sincerely,

Dionne Kirksey, Principal Central High School
Omaha Police are investigating a sexual assault that was reported outside Central High School.

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