Principal Reacts to Rape Incident at Local School

OCTOBER 18, 2005 -- The principal at Laney High School is trying to calm parents concerned about school safety because a student is accused of raping a classmate in a school bathroom.

A letter went home with Laney students, detailing the incident last week.

17-year-old Marcus Robinson is charged with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a female student. As of Tuesday evening, he was still behind bars.

The school has been examining security issues ever since a student brought a gun to school earlier this month. Principal Bob Grimes says school officials do all they can to keep track of Laney's nearly 2,000 students. He says the school is considering adding security cameras around the campus.

Reported by Joe Keiley