Deputy Police Chief Harold E. Olson said today detectives in his department are continuing the irivestigation of a report from a 14-year-old junior high school girl that she was raped in a school rest room on Monday. Olson said he has ordered his officers to complete the investigation q u i c k 1 y and make a direct report to him and to the office of Prosecutor William F. Delhey. The girl, a ninth grader at Slauson Junior High School, 1019 W. Washington St., told officers a 14-year-old boy, also a student, attacked her in a girls' rest room on the school's first floor Monday morning. Fred H o 1 1 i d a y , deputy superintendent of schools, said there was a five-hour delay in the initial report of the rape because the girl involved f ailed to teil teachers about it. Holliday said a teacher escorted the girl from the rest room after two other girls toM her there was a "problem" in the lavatory. But the I teacher was never told of the nature of the trouble and did ! not see the rape suspect, Hollidav said. Collier Owens, principal at Slauson, first learned of the incident when the girl's father c a 1 1 e d h i m , the deputy superintendent s a i d . Superintendent R. Bruce McPherson met with the girl's parents yesterday and encouraged them to seek action through Juvenile C o u r t against the boy involved. School disciplinary action against the boy is pending. Meanwhile McPherson has ordered all secondary school principáis in Ann Arbor to increase surveillance around and in all school rest rooms and to lock and discontinue the use of lavatories which are in isolated areas of buildings.
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