In wake of sexual assault case, Dietrich school placed on lockdown

Dietrich High School was locked down Wednesday afternoon, hours after news of a sexual assault case drew national media attention.

Sheriff’s deputies detained a woman who visited the school without checking in at the office. According to The Times-News in Twin Falls, the woman is the sister of a Dietrich student who says he was sexually assaulted by three high school football players.

Three suspects in the grisly assault face charges; two suspects face felony charges of assaulting the student with a foreign object. Meanwhile, the parents of the student have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the school district, saying school officials ignored and even encouraged the attacks.

Students were later reunited with their parents at a nearby church, The Times-News reported. The lockdown was lifted at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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