Buchholz student arrested, caught in bathroom sex

Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 7:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 7:40 p.m.

A Buchholz High School student was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery Thursday for allegedly committing a sexual act with another student in a school bathroom, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office reported.

The male student is 17 years old, and the female student is 14, Lt. Steve Maynard said. The act was consensual, but under Florida law it was a crime because of the ages of those involved, he added.

Both students were suspended and recommended for expulsion, Maynard said.

The activity was discovered by other students who came into the restroom and then told teachers.

The crime is a second-degree felony, according to the Florida criminal statutes.

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