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ARLINGTON -- A 17-year-old Arlington student is accused of sexually assaulting a classmate in school.

According to police, the teen was kissing a 16-year-old girl in the hallway at Sam Houston High. The two went into a bathroom, where the encounter became non-consensual.

The girl reported the incident, and the boy was taken into custody for Sexual Assault of a Child.

Police say the teens were not dating, but they did know each other.

An Arlington ISD spokeswoman tells WFAA the district is working closely with police, and that the safety and security of students is of the utmost importance.

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