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Pair of boys accused of raping 2 girls inside Bronx middle school

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BRONX (PIX11) - Two middle school-aged boys are accused of raping two of their female classmates inside a Bronx school.

On October 16th, the boys, 13 and 14, allegedly attacked a 12-year-old and 13-year-old girl inside of JHS 145 at 1000 Teller Avenue.

The alleged rape happened around 12:30 p.m., police said.  The girls told their mothers after they returned home from school, and the police were called.

Both girls were treated at a local hospital and released.

Chancellor Carmen Farina gave the following statement Thursday:

“I am deeply disturbed and saddened by these alleged events. My thoughts are with the students and families affected by this horrible incident. As a mother and grandmother, I treat every student as my own and every school must be a safe haven. The NYPD is addressing this matter, and we have provided additional guidance counselors and support to the school to aid its students and families during this difficult time.”

The girls' lawyer says the boys have not been suspended because the school wants to hold a suspension hearing, where the girls would accuse them of the alleged rape. The lawyer says he will not have his young clients go through that.

Both boys face rape and criminal sex act charges.

The investigation is ongoing.