17-year-old Mason High student accused of raping classmate, 14, in parking lot during school hours

BELFAIR, Wash. – A 17-year-old student at North Mason High School has been arrested after being accused of raping another student in the parking lot of the school last week.

The Mason County sheriff’s office said the 14-year-old girl told police the older student lured her to the parking lot during school hours and raped her in a vehicle there.

She said the boy told her not to tell anybody.

The girl told staff members about the alleged attack, and a counselor immediately called 911.

”We can’t stress enough how important it is for sexual assaults to be reported so that victims can begin receiving the clinical care they need as well as to help us stop future abuse from occurring,” chief deputy Ryan Spurling said in a press release.

The boy was due to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.