Police: Student questioned after assault allegation at Hamilton Southeastern

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FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) - Fishers police confirmed Thursday that they are investigating an alleged assault that happened during a sanctioned athletics event at Hamilton Southeastern High School.

A Fishers police department spokesperson confirmed that one person was taken to a hospital by relatives and another was being questioned by police. Both the alleged victim and the person being questioned by police were said to be students at HSE but were not otherwise identified.

Witnesses told Eyewitness News that both students were male freshmen.

We’re told it happened before a track and field event in a locker room at Hamilton Southeastern.

A handful of students were present and a student was handcuffed and taken in for questioning, according to witnesses.

Police say the investigation is in its early stages and they couldn't be specific about the nature of the alleged assault or the extent of injuries.

The spokesperson said no one had been arrested.

“It just seems very safe. Everybody is very friendly and open. I actually tutor at two of the elementary schools, so it really surprises me. Hope it’s not true. I pray it’s not true," said Sherry Rashleigh, Fishers.

Trisha Fish, a mother, said “You send your kids to school thinking they’re going to be safe and it’s not safe."

“I moved to Fishers and live in Fishers because of the good school system, safe for my family and yeah, definitely troubled to hear that," said Anthony Ziegler.

One person who said he knows the victim told us he had talked to him Thursday evening, that he was not hurt and was doing OK.

The school district offered the following statement: "HSE Schools is fully cooperating with Fishers Police and their investigation. When we became aware of the incident, police were called immediately."