CARMEL, IN—LATEST: As Fox59 News first reported Thursday, the city attorney told Fox59 News he personally inspected the police log book and records -- and there is no mention of any property/weapon used, and no mention of any injuries.
In addition, the school district responded to Fox59 News' request for any video of the alleged incident on the school bus that must exist. The school district says it is still trying to determine if video exists, but even if it does, they don't have to release it, because it is considered a "student record."
Fox59 News has learned a fourth Senior on Carmel's Varsity Basketball team has been reprimanded for alleged attacks on underclassmen at Carmel High School. Sources tell Fox59 News the senior has been suspended for five days for attacking a student in the boy's locker room.
Late Thursday, Carmel police also released information on a new investigation into an alleged attack on a 17 year-old male student January 8th at Carmel High School. The two incidents could very well be related but police won't confirm if they are.
"It's just wrong," said Keon Garcia, a 7th grader who's been following the investigation.
"There appears to be a lot of cover up in this situation right now," said Susan Kake, a Carmel mom.
Fox59 News filed an open records request days ago that finally compelled Carmel police to release a very small portion of the bus report with the freshman victim's account of the January 22nd attack on the freshman basketball team's bus home from a game in Terre Haute. More than half of the report was blacked out which attorneys say is against open records laws in Indiana.
What is revealed is the following: the freshman victim told police when he walked to the back of the bus the Senior Carmel players grabbed him. Though the report is blacked out, multiple sources have told Fox59 the freshman was digitally penetrated in his behind by the seniors as a taunt. Sources say the boys held the freshman down. The victim said he was attacked twice and the ordeal lasted approximately ten minutes.
"It's difficult to understand how something could go on for ten minutes and no one say anything," said Lisa Hudson, a Carmel mom.
Fox59 News has learned that alleged freshman victim with the team was actually suspended himself in the last several weeks for getting into a fight. Students who know him say he's been bullied before and may have been acting out frustration of being repeatedly picked on by upperclassmen.
The father of another freshman player says a second freshman victim went to the hospital with injuries after the bus returned to Carmel January 22nd. Two cases are now being investigated by the Department of Child Services.
Many students and parents have told Fox59 News these kinds of senior on freshman sexual attacks have been going on years. Several students say some senior athletes consider it a rite of passage for freshman players since they had to go through it themselves as freshman.
This story will be updated.