Authorities are investigating the rape of a schoolgirl in school.

The sexual attack happened immediately after the children had received a sex education lesson; a thirteen year-old boy pinned a fellow pupil down in the grounds of the school and raped her. When he had finished his brutal assault, he told her: “You can go now.”

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The assault came to light when a school nurse started asking questions

The boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – led the girl away from the main school building to a more secluded area of the school grounds. Despite her protests, he held her down and raped her.

The boy has admitted one charge of rape. A youth court in North Wales heard how the boy had asked the girl if she wanted to “try sex.”

When she declined, repeatedly saying “No,” her class-mate raped her in the grounds of the state secondary school in Gwynedd that they both attended.

The attack only came to light after a school nurse picked up on the unhappy state of mind of the young girl a year later. The authorities were quickly involved and the boy is now in foster care in an entirely different area.

The court ruled that the boy, who is now 15, should be put on a 12-month referral order; he will also have to sign the sex offenders list for 30 months.

A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said: “Safeguarding the welfare of the county’s children is a key priority for us.”

A spokeswoman for Rape Crisis England and Wales, Katie Russell, said: “The fact this happened after a sex education class is something I am sure gives concern about the teaching of sex education in school. I would say it highlights the importance of teaching sex and relationships education in schools that focuses not just on the biology and mechanics of sex but about emotions and consent, respect and relationships.”