Four high school wrestlers in Oklahoma were charged Monday with raping two other wrestlers — including a 12-year-old boy — on a school bus after a tournament last month, NBC News reported.
One of the alleged assailants, Tanner Shipman, 18, was charged as an adult, according to documents filed by prosecutors in Garvin County, south of Oklahoma City. He faces three counts of rape by instrumentation.
The other three, who NBC News is not naming, are 17 and 16, and were charged as youthful offenders. Two are accused of the same crimes as Shipman; one has been charged with a single count.
The second victim was 16, the documents say.
In a statement Monday, Norman Public Schools superintendent Joseph Siano said that "we are well-prepared to handle situations like this and have programs in place to support students who experience trauma. And, while we believe the district's policies regarding student supervision are strong, we continuously evaluate our procedures to ensure they are followed."