FF12 UPDATE: Butler Community College takes action for Title IX violation

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EL DORADO, Kan. (KWCH) UPDATE: Butler Community College confirms to FactFinder 12 that it has taken disciplinary action in reference to a rape investigation off campus.

We know Butler Community College began investigating the day after the rape was reported to police.

The college says four students broke its Title IX policy but won't say much else about them citing privacy laws.

A spokeswoman for the college gave FactFinder 12 a statement reading, "Butler Community College’s internal Title IX investigation was concluded on August 30. The committee determined the college’s Title IX policy was violated and therefore appropriate disciplinary action was taken. Due to The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Butler cannot disclose any additional information."

The Butler County Attorney's Office said it has not received this case yet from police.
FactFinder 12 has confirmed El Dorado Police and Butler Community College are investigating a rape allegation involving multiple people, including students.

Police say their investigation began August 13th when they were called to the hospital for a rape report.

Butler Community College launched an investigation the next day.

“We have received a Title IX complaint and have launched an investigation. We are cooperating with the local law enforcement authorities. Once all facts are established, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken based on the College’s established title IX and Student Code of Conduct policies,” spokesperson Kelly Snedden said in a written statement.

Police say the incident happened off campus in an apartment complex in the 200 block of State Street in El Dorado.

Investigators say there is one victim, but multiple people involved. Police confirm coaches are cooperating in arranging interviews, but would not say if the students are involved in athletics.

The school says the incident did not pose an immediate threat to the campus community and to protect the privacy of those involved, an all campus alert was not issued.

No arrests have been made at this time, but charges could be presented to the Butler County Attorney by the end of the week.