New development in investigation of Westlake High students

Westlake High School (KXAN)
Westlake High School (KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The West Lake Hills Police Department said Friday they are awaiting test results from the Department of Public Safety regarding an incident that happened at a house in West Lake Hills on Nov. 14-15, 2015.

In December, we learned the case involved Westlake High School students and an alleged sexual assault of a child under the age of 17.

In a statement Friday, the department said police had conducted a thorough investigation in the incident and met with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office on Jan. 20 to review the case. West Lake Hills PD said the investigation is suspended pending their receipt of the test results. When asked what kind of test, Chief Gerdes said he could only say that they are “presumptive tests.”

The chief says he can’t speak to how long it will take for test results to come back, “We’re at the mercy of DPS.” He expects it will take some time, “not weeks, something outside that.”

KXAN reported in November that Eanes ISD sent parents a letter stating the district learned of activities at a home that may have jeopardized student safety, but in the following weeks police and the district remained tight-lipped about the investigation.

“We want to know, actually find out what happened. It’s better if they provide us specific information, I think that it’s more helpful,” Westlake High School parent Sukho Lee said at the time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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