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Eula High School students under investigation for sexual assault incident described as 'possible hazing'

According to the Callahan County Sheriff, five students are suspected of being involved in the sexual assault of a classmate.
Credit: Callahan County Sheriff's Office

EULA, Texas — The Callahan County Sheriff Office said it is investigating a "possible hazing incident" at Eula High School in Clyde.

A press release from Sheriff Eric Pechacek said the CCSO received a report from the school Sept. 16, about the incident that happened during eighth period Sept. 15, in the high school locker room.

After an investigation and interviews, the release said it was determined five students were involved and were identified as suspects in a sexual assault. Graphic depictions of the assault have been shared on social media after the incident.

The release said the CCSO is "looking at pursuing charges of sexual assault and additional charges may follow."

Additionally, the school notified the sheriff's office when they first heard about the incident, according to the release. 

The victim will not be identified and limited information about the assault will be released, citing the victim's age. The sheriff's office said it will meet with the Callahan County prosecutor early next week to "discuss getting warrants issued for the suspects."

"The Callahan County Sheriff's Office takes cases of Sexual Assault very seriously and we are confident we will prosecute as we are allowed by the criminal statute," the release said.

The Eula Independent School District has not released comment to the public on the incident. On its Facebook page, public comments made on a Monday COVID-19 post referencing the assault have been removed. 

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact Callahan County dispatch at 325-854-1444.