In the wake of the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Dededo last week, the Guam Department of Education has placed two Dededo schools located near where the rape occurred on what GDOE spokeswoman Isa Baza called “high alert.”
In a statement sent to the Pacific News Center, Baza said that school staffers have been posted at the entrance to Maria Ulloa Elementary School and Benavente Middle School. They are checking the identities of everyone who enters in order to limit access to the schools.
With the support of the Guam Police Department, Baza said that all schools in the area and throughout the island have had discussions with students about safety.
She said GPD has been conducting presentations on a range of safety topics and parents have also been encouraged to have these important conversations at home.
According to Baza, schools in close proximity to this incident have been placed on high alert in order to monitor and limit access to the schools.
Guam police have not yet made an arrest in the rape case.