Student assaulted in Peoria high school bathroom; suspect flees

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PEORIA – Police are looking for the person accused of assaulting a high school student inside a school bathroom.

Officials say the student at Peoria High School was able to fight off his attacker and run to the nurse’s office for help.

Mike Tellef, with the Peoria Police Department, says, “The student that was assaulted has no injuries, got really lucky and fortunately, like I said, we were able to get a handle and this school district worked real close with us. All the students that are supposed to be here are accounted for.”

The high school was temporarily locked down while they searched for the suspect. He was last seen running from campus wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt zipped up to his eyes.