Police said eight of the arrests were made in school.
Nine teenagers between 14 and 17 years were arrested Friday on charges of raping two minors, for over a year and off the campus of the Venice High School, according to police and school staff. Police said eight of the arrests were made in school.
Detectives say that 14 young violations allegedly attacked two high school students Venice many times, as revealed by the Commander Andrew Smith told reporters participated. The other five students are being targeted Police Department as partners of the facts.
All defendants are minor and are fully identified, Smith said.
According to CNN, the investigation began last Tuesday when school officials spoke to the police about possible sex crimes involving students.
Detectives say the attacks began in December 2013 and lasted until this month, police said.
“Some of the sexual acts were with consent of the minor, but others do not,” remarked Smith commander at a press conference on Friday.
Students verbally threatened the students and told them to destroy their reputation if they reported. The officers “made an effort to protect the victims” when they made the arrests at school, police said in the statement.
Police have taken statements from two victims and is asking the students who were attacked or harassed by these students who report to the Sex Crimes Unit of the LAPD: (213) 473-0447.
While parents of the suspects have been reported, said Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines said in a statement.
“This is a painful for the Venice district school and for this moment, I want you to know that no improper sexual behavior of students or staff be tolerated,” he said.
Counselor’s crisis management was on campus Friday to assist students said.
The Venice school has been used to record movies as Vaseline Men Mitchstick in 1978 and 2013.