Several students at a Brooklyn high school say some of their classmates sexually assaulted them.
Police said Wednesday that they are investigating the claims made by students at It Takes a Village Academy, which is located on the Samuel Tilden High School campus in East Flatbush.
The city police department said it is investigating alleged attacks said to have happened between September and October.
Police said no faculty was involved in the alleged sexual assaults.
According to published reports, a teenage boy told administrators he was bullied and assaulted by a group of boys in the locker room, but police were never called.
According to the reports, the boy's mother then called authorities.
Students were reportedly sent home with a letter detailing the allegations.
The city education department said it has re-assigned the school's principal pending the outcome of the investigation, and is cooperating with the NYPD's investigation.
The NYPD said there are no arrests at this time.
A student NY1 spoke with said it is difficult to imagine this happening in his school.
"It just came out of the blue," the student said. "It's something you don't hear that goes on in school or whatever, because you don't expect that to happen. I mean, you don't expect that to happen at all."
"To hear that happen is real troublesome," a former student said. "When I went there, it wasn't enough supervision. It was a lot of fights, a lot of people getting hurt."