Officials say physical and video evidence confirmed the female victim’s story.
Scruggs was later arrested. Officials say he is facing felony charges of rape, criminal confinement.
Lawrence Township officials released this statement regarding the incident Thursday:
MSD Lawrence Township district officials are deeply concerned by the recent events at Lawrence Central High School. This is a police matter and the district is cooperating fully with law enforcement officials. School disciplinary due process is also being followed and appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken, up to and including a recommendation for expulsion. As always the safety and security of all students is a top priority for the MSD of Lawrence Township.
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