Published Online: January 15, 2013
Published in Print: January 16, 2013, as District in Rape Case Adds Armed Guards

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District in Rape Case Adds Armed Guards

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An Ohio district added unarmed security guards to all schools last week as a national uproar over a case of alleged rape involving two high school football players continued to mount.

On Aug. 22, two 16-year-old football players from Steubenville High School were arrested and later charged with raping a 16-year-old girl. After the alleged rape on Aug. 11, evidence began to pop up on students' social-networking accounts linking the two student-athletes to the assault, as noted by The New York Times in December.

The suspects are set to stand trial on Feb. 13. They're both currently under house arrest and are attending an alternative school inside the county justice center, according to the Associated Press.

The district received an unspecified "false threat" of violence Jan. 8, causing all schools to go on lockdown, according to a statement on the district's website. The police determined "the threat was not a viable threat," and the lockdown ended.

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