The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that an Ashburn teenager attending Broad Run High School has been charged with sexual battery and abduction of another student at the school.
The 15-year-old suspect, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, allegedly forced a female victim into an empty classroom at the school, where he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff's office said.
The victim immediately notified a school resource officer, and as of Thursday afternoon the suspect is being detained at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the sheriff's office.
Broad Run's principal, David Spage, emailed a statement acknowledging the incident to the school's community on Thursday afternoon.
"The Broad Run administration is cooperating fully with the Sheriff’s Office investigation," he said. "Because this is an active law-enforcement investigation, I can offer no further comment on this matter."