MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) - A 16-year-old accused of raping a fellow student at Muncie Central High School learned in court Monday morning that he is being charged as an adult.
Police say a 16-year-old girl told officers Steven Moore pulled her in the boy's restroom and attacked her two weeks ago.
Moore appeared before a Delaware County judge for his initial hearing Monday morning. The judge entered a not guilty plea on Moore's behalf for the B felony rape charge.
The Muncie Police Department is also looking into how administrators at Muncie Central High School handled the accusation.
Instead of calling authorities, Muncie police say the school held the girl in an office for two hours and then sent Moore home.
Police say the school did not call authorities until four hours after the girl reported the incident.
24-Hour News 8 tried to contact the Muncie Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric King Monday morning to learn if there are any procedural changes at the High School or if there will be disciplinary action against any administrators. However, we learned Dr. King is out of town until Wednesday.
Moore remains in the Delaware County Jail on $20,000 bond. His trial is scheduled for March 2011.
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