From The Tampa Tribune: Principals at Hillsborough County (Fla.) schools have been given a directive: It's time to be more vigilant about bullying and other misbehavior in every part of their school. The rape of a 13-year-old boy at Walker Middle School in Odessa, Fla., highlights the attention school leaders must pay to their environment, district officials say. Administrators from every part of the school district met this week and crafted a directive to principals to heighten awareness and make their presence known where problems are afoot. School administrators still are investigating what led to the rape of the 13-year-old and the subsequent arrest of the classmates police say are responsible for the assault.
EARLIER...From The Tampa Tribune: Four students at Walker Middle School in Odessa, Fla., have been arrested on sexual battery and false imprisonment charges in connection with an alleged rape of another student. A 13-year-old boy was assaulted at the school. Authorities say that on April 30, two students pinned down the victim on a locker room floor, and the other two raped him with a broomstick and hockey stick.