BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie County District Attorney’s Office and Amherst Police are investigating a report of sexual assault that prompted a walkout by students of a Buffalo private school.
Students at the Nichols School walked out of class on Monday.
The students said they were protesting the alleged sexual assault of a classmate. They say the victim went to school administration, but the accused student wasn’t removed from class.
We’re told the alleged assault didn’t happen at the school. The district attorney’s office isn’t saying if the incident involved Nichols students.
Nichols released the following statement Monday evening:
“What allegedly occurred took place off-campus. Nichols has a strict Honor Code that is shared with students and their families. It makes very clear what is unacceptable. The school is aware of the investigation and has advised law enforcement that they will cooperate.”