Two students raped another student in a bathroom stall at a Maryland high school Thursday, Montgomery County Police said.
Henry E. Sanchez, 18, and Jose O. Montano, 17, approached a 14-year-old girl in a hallway at Rockville High School during school hours and asked her to walk with them, police said.
Montano asked her for sex, and after she refused, he and Sanchez forced her into a boy's bathroom where they both raped her and sodomized her, police said.
The victim reported the rape to school staff, which contacted police.
Sanchez admitted to having sex with the victim, according to court documents.
Investigators arrested Montano and Sanchez on school property. They are charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual assault. Montano is charged as an adult.
"These are very serious allegations carrying a life sentence,” Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman Ramon Korionoff said. "The potential of life in prison would be available as we prosecute these individuals."
Both suspects were ordered held without bond.
A court-appointed attorney wants Montano moved to a juvenile facility. He is due in court March 31.
Sanchez will be back in court April 14.
The principal of Rockville High School sent a letter to parents informing them of the arrests.