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Oklahoma House suspends page program


Oklahoma's speaker of the House says he's suspending a high school page program following an incident in which a teenage girl says she was sexually assaulted.

In an email to House members Thursday, Charles McCall says he is suspending the program pending an internal review.

Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said his agency is investigating after the teen alleged she was sexually assaulted by a male teenager who also was serving as a page. No arrests have been made.

The alleged assault took place at a hotel away from the Capitol where the students were staying with chaperones.

High school students who participate in the page program stay overnight at an area hotel.

The Oklahoma Senate has a separate page program, and Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat says he plans to review the program's protocols to make sure students are protected.

No arrests have been made, and Clabes says when the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to the district attorney to decide if charges are warranted.