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Girl raped in locker room as at least 6 students watch

At least six boys watched as a screaming female classmate was stripped, held down and raped in a high school locker room, a prosecutor said Friday.

Six other youths are accused in the attack, which happened during school hours Monday at Paramount High School in rural western Alabama."She screamed. She pushed. She tried to get away and her path was blocked," said District Attorney Barrown Lankster.

A 17-year-old boy was jailed on a first-degree rape charge, and an 18-year-old student was being sought on a warrant accusing him of attempted rape.

Four younger boys were accused of conspiracy to commit rape for allegedly holding the girl down during the attack.

All six youths were suspended from school. The four youngest boys were allowed to remain in the custody of their parents.

The district attorney said he did not anticipate charges against the youths who watched. "We will need their cooperation as witnesses," he said.