OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Blue Valley North High School students wore black at their homecoming football game Friday night to take a stand against sexual violence. Students said the blackout was to show support after a 14-year-old girl at Shawnee Mission East said she was sexually assaulted in a bathroom.
"I just think it's a terrible thing that happened and people need to know what happened and it needs to be heard," said Emily Birger, a student at Blue Valley North.
Police are investigating after the Shawnee Mission East student said one boy held the bathroom door closed and another boy sexually assaulted her. Students at other metro schools also showed the victim support this week by wearing black. Students at St. Teresa's Academy, Rockhurst and Mill Valley all took part.
"We want to show her that she's not alone in this, everyone supports her and we don't want her to feel isolated," said Alby Tollison, a student at Blue Valley North.
Students FOX 4 spoke to at the football game said even though they don't know the victim personally they want her to know she has their support.