INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A bullying incident at Roncalli High School has prompted a police investigation. A mother claims that her son was bullied and says it was all caught on video. The mother claims the incident involved inappropriate touching.
We’re still working to confirm many of the details. However, we have learned police were called to Roncalli High School in October.
The mother of the boy claims when the school and administration learned of the incidents, the situation was not handled properly.
The principal of Roncalli High School and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis issued this statement:
We are aware of an incident that occurred between students. A report was made to civil authorities. The Archdiocese and the school are cooperating with the authorities. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis and its schools are committed to the protection and well-being of its students.
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis also sent a lengthier statement Wednesday morning:
We are aware of an incident that occurred between students. Roncalli High School staff learned of the alleged incident and reported it to the Department of Child Services. Roncalli and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis are cooperating with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department during this ongoing investigation.
While we will not discuss disciplinary consequences enforced in response to the actions of individual students, please know that any student responsible for bullying and/or inappropriate conduct toward another student has been and will be disciplined appropriately, as outlined in the school’s Parent Student Handbook. Thus far, students have been suspended and one is no longer attending Roncalli. Following the outcome of the police investigation, further action may be taken.
The safety and well-being of every student is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to continuously seeking ways to improve practices and procedures related to student safety. We remain confident that Roncalli High School offers an exceptional educational and faith formation experience in a safe, secure environment.