UPDATE // Holyoke Police Captain Matthew Moriarty told 22News the department is investigating the allegations involving two Holyoke High School students and the inappropriate encounter between them. Electronic evidence has been turned over to the Massachusetts State Police.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – An investigation is underway into the alleged sexual assault of a student at Holyoke High School, officials confirmed with 22News Monday.
In a statement, a Holyoke Public Schools spokesperson said, “Student safety is of the utmost importance. Immediately after being notified of the alleged sexual assault, HPS contacted the police department.”
22News began looking into the alleged sexual assault incident after an email was sent into our newsroom Monday morning. Public school officials said they are cooperating with investigators and following internal protocols.
22News has contacted the Holyoke Police Department for more information on the allegations. We’ll continue to follow this and bring you the latest when we learn more.