A 16-year-old eighth grader is being held in juvenile custody after being charged with raping a 13-year-old girl at a middle school.
Jackson County juvenile authorities filed delinquency charges against the boy on Tuesday. Police say the girl reported the attack Feb. 27. She said the boy pulled her into a classroom and assaulted her.
A Raytown School District spokeswoman says the boy has been suspended and the district is awaiting court action before proceeding with more disciplinary action.
Officials said a hearing will be held later to determine whether the juvenile will be tried as an adult.