Updated Police “aggressively” investigating sexual assault allegation
Alameda Police say they are “aggressively” investigating a claim that an Encinal High School student was sexually assaulted on the way to school Monday.
“Obviously, the investigation is advancing with every resource,” Alameda Police Lt. Sean Lynch said.
Lynch said the incident is alleged to have occurred at 7:40 a.m. Monday on the 400 block of Santa Clara Avenue. He said police were contacted at 10:23 a.m.
“A lot of the details are unclear at this time,” he said.
Parents e-mailed The Island on Monday saying they received a robo-call from Encinal High’s principal saying a female student reported being sexually assaulted on the way to school and that the school was seeking to assure students’ safety. Lynch, who said Tuesday he has been getting many calls from worried parents, said the school needed to make the call out of “an abundance of caution” but that he didn’t want to say much more out of concern for the alleged victim.
“At this time, there is no indication that a public safety risk exists,” Lynch said.