• The alleged assault took place at the Silver Lake Elementary School
  • Police didn't release the ages and names of the minors involved
  • Investigators urged parents to watch out for signs of abuse in their children

An investigation has been launched after authorities in an elementary school in northern Texas received reports about a child sexually assaulting one of its students.

The alleged sexual assault took place on Sept. 19 at Silver Lake Elementary School at 1301 N. Dooley Street. The school is under the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District.

The Grapevine Police Department released very limited information about the incident and withheld the names and ages of the minors involved, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Officials of the Grapevine-Colleyville school district were also advised by the deputies to restrict the release of information to protect the family and the investigation.

"The investigation is still active, and we advised the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District to limit information both to protect the family and the investigation. We want parents and our community to know that we are working with the family to obtain all necessary information and ensure they are receiving support services moving forward," police said in a statement, according to NBC 5.

Deputies told the outlet that they are working closely with the school authorities to maintain the safety of the students and identify suspects involved in the alleged sexual assault.

Meanwhile, investigators encouraged parents to "talk with their children about safety in an age-appropriate way, and watch for signs of possible abuse, including a child who suddenly acts out or displays an extreme mood change," according to the outlet.

Any parent who believes their child may have been a victim of abuse is asked to get in touch with Grapevine police at (817) 410-8127 or call 911 immediately.

In October 2020, a Chicago teen was charged after he was caught sexually assaulting a 7-year-old family member as she was taking a break from an e-learning session. The students were allowed to turn off their cameras and mute themselves during the break, but the victim, who was staying with her grandmother, left her camera on despite putting herself on mute. It was then that the entire class witnessed the sexual assault committed against the girl. The suspect, identified as Catrell Walls, was later charged with predatory criminal sexual assault.

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