ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Two Tampa Bay area middle schools students have been arrested after authorities say they held down a female classmate and took turns fondling her.
St. Petersburg police say the sixth-grade students were charged with lewd and lascivious molestation Thursday.
Authorities said the suspects allegedly grabbed the 12-year-old victim and held her down on the bleachers. Several students witnessed the alleged assault. The victim reported the incident to a teacher.
The Associated Press is not identifying the suspects because they are minors. The suspects were arrested at school and taken to the Pinellas County Juvenile Detention Facility.