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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Reported Sexual Assault in Fort Valley Area Leads to Lock Out of Sechrist School

Flagstaff, AZ – Today the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office requested a lock out of Sechrist School while law enforcement investigated a report of a sexual assault in the Fort Valley area.

On September 7, 2018 around 10:42 am, deputies were dispatched to a report of a sexual assault in the area of Forest Service Road 164B (located off of Highway 180). A reporting party advised dispatch that a woman was pushed out of a vehicle and reported being sexually assaulted. A possible involved vehicle was reported as last seen entering a parking lot by Sechrist school.   

At 10:44 am, as deputies were responding to the scene, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office requested Sechrist school be placed in lock out, protective status. At 11:00 am, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper located the involved vehicle in the area of Highway 89N and Market Place and detained its occupants for investigation.  At 11:08 am, the school was taken off lock out status.

The assault remains under investigation with no outstanding suspects at this time.  The lock out of the school was precautionary and there was no threat directed at the students or staff. 

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