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A rape was reported involving two 17-year-old high school students on Penn's campus, according to Philadelphia police.

The rape was reported to have occurred in a dorm on the 3700 block of Spruce Street at about 6:20 p.m. on July 23.

According to Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit, the two students knew each other and have both given statements to the police. He said it was classified as an "acquaintance rape."

The two high schoolers were at Penn for a summer program, according to Darby.

Their parents have also been contacted.

Darby added that the incident is still under investigation and that the investigation might take some time because the two students involved - as well as other witnesses - do not live in the area.

The Division of Public Safety declined to comment on this incident. Pat Brennan, director of special services, said in an e-mail that all incidents like this are investigated in a confidential fashion. She added that DPS would immediately report an incident if it felt there was a larger threat to the Penn community.

Editor's Note: In an earlier edition of this article, The Daily Pennsylvanian noted that Penn runs some of its summer programs in conjunction with an outside company. The DP is aware of no connection between the students involved in this incident and any company. The Philadelphia police did not implicate any company with the incident.

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