students were arrested Monday and charged with inappropriately touching three students at a wrestling practice last week, officials said Monday.
According to a release sent by Chief Fred Stahman, police initiated an investigation on Jan. 24 after allegations surfaced that two male Glen Rock High School students had touched three male middle school students in an "inappropriate" and "sexual" nature.
"One of the teens held down the younger kids while the other older teen touched them," reported NBC News 4 Tuesday night, citing statements made by authorities. The three middle school students are aged 11, according to NBC.
The two high school students, identified as 15-year-old freshmen in various news reports, have been charged with "juvenile delinquency based upon conduct which if committed by an adult would be various counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and Lewdness," Stahman said. Because they are minors, their identities have not been made public.
Police did not release further detail of the alleged incidents.
In its statement, the school district said it's "taking this opportunity to assure the school community that an incident involving students in its wrestling program has been appropriately addressed.
"After being informed about the incident, a thorough investigation was conducted. Administrative action has been taken. The school’s disciplinary policy has been followed. Support has been provided for the children and families involved."
Glen Rock Public Schools officials refused to offer comment, referring questions to the police department.
[Editor's note: Last updated 12:15 a.m. Wednesday to include a statement from NBC, citing authorities.]