Schoolboy tried to sodomise another student with a drumstick in a classroom while his girlfriend filmed the incident and laughed

Ethan Burachowski tried to sodomize the male student through his trousers with a drumstick, while his girlfriend taped it on her phone before sharing it on Snapchat


                            Schoolboy tried to sodomise another student with a drumstick in a classroom while his girlfriend filmed the incident and laughed

Two Vermont teenagers have been accused of sexually abusing their classmate, and are facing substantial prison time for their actions. 

Mirror reports that 17-year-old Ethan Burachowski tried to sodomize the 17-year-old male student through his trousers using a drumstick after striking him in the head with a backpack on November 29, while his girlfriend, 18-year-old Grace Pierce, taped it on her phone before sharing portions of it on Snapchat late last month.

A student who allegedly watched the whole video told police that Pierce can be heard on it laughing and egging on the attack, telling Burachowski at one point to “get the drumstick.”

Another student of the same school – Spaulding High School in Barre – said that the victim was targeted because he “didn’t really fit in much.” Pierce and her group of friends allegedly had a habit of picking on him, but this particular incident forced her to show the video to Spaulding Assistant Principal Jim Ferland the very next day.

She told the police that she wanted the victim to feel safe at school and that she “encouraged him to tell his parents because they will show support, and that the people in this attack will be accounted for.”

Both of the accused have denied the charges – Burachowski of aggravated assault and attempted sexual assault, and a misdemeanor charge for disorderly conduct; Pierce faces a felony charge for aiding in commission of an aggravated assault, and two misdemeanor counts for disorderly conduct and distributing indecent material to a minor. 



 

Barre City police have seized Pierce's mobile phone as part of evidence, however her family has refused to reveal the code to unlock the phone. If guilty, Burachowski is looking at a maximum penalty of life in prison, while Pierce could face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Washington County State’s Attorney Rory Thibault explained to VTDIGGER that the state can’t force Pierce to produce footage of the assault because it could be considered compelling someone to produce evidence against themselves.

“This is something that we will be referring to the technology information unit at Vermont State Police to see if we can crack open the phone and see the video,” he said.

He said regarding the incident, “There's a significant amount of ridicule of the victim leading up to this, so it was clearly an abusive and harassing situation,” adding, "I think it's incredibly important to make sure when something does go awry at a school that we respond in a way that promotes public safety and hopefully healing for those involved."



 

It is understood that the victim has changed schools following the incident, and Burachowski no longer goes to Spaulding either. Thibault further said, "It's horrible any time any student has to not go to school because they're afraid for their own personal safety."  

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.