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Connally High School student charged with sexual assault

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A Pflugerville ISD student is being charged with sexual assault on school campus.

Police are searching for the 18-year-old male suspect.

It was inside Connally High School where police say the situation between a female student and Jaquon Rogers happened January 14.

Rogers has since withdrawn himself from school.

Parents are upset that they're just finding out about this today.

Veronica Yepez-Araejo just enrolled her daughter at Connally High School two months ago.

"I just pulled her out of Naz and put her in this good school supposedly," said Yepez-Araejo. 

Now she's questioning if she made the right decision.

"Where's the police at when you really need them? I mean there's police cars here 24/7 and there's a police station here too, I mean where are they? I mean where's the safety for my kid right now? I mean is this kid captured...is he in custody? So he's still out? Wow." said Yepez-Araejo.

Police say the victim received a text from Rogers while in class telling her to meet him at the Performing Arts Center. That's where she says she was sexually assaulted.

Two days later she reported what happened and was transported to the Round Rock Medical Center where a sexual assault forensic examination was performed.

Pflugerville ISD tells us in a statement..."Immediately upon notification of the allegations, the victim received appropriate assistance and the Pflugerville ISD Police are actively pursuing their investigation. The student against whom the allegations were made withdrew from Connally on January 22."

Rogers was interviewed by police and confirmed the encounter but says he did not feel he used force.

Alex Zuniga was picking up his younger brother when he heard the news.

"I was just thinking he was pranking me, this is real serious. When he told me I was like are you serious? It's crazy from when I used to go to school to now," said Zuniga.

But many parents we spoke with, like Brenda Lagunas, had no idea this ever happened.

"It's very upsetting, it's very upsetting because you know we should have been informed of this kind of situation. I know one of my kids is always saying there's all these things going on, I'm never informed," said Lagunas.

"I'm so mad right now. I don't even know, I want to pull her out...I want to pull her out of school. Wow...this is crazy," said Yepez-Araejo.

We wanted to see what other crimes were reported on campus in the past.

Most recent data from the Texas Education Agency shows during the 2011 to 2012 school year, there were 217 counts of fighting, 129 counts of a controlled substance and 28 counts of assault.

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