SCHENECTADY – Two women illegally entered Schenectady High School and attacked a student recently, authorities said.
Naseyah Dix, 20, of Sand Creek Road, Colonie, and Gilexis Alvarez-Ayala, 19, of Holland Road, Schenectady, were each arrested Sept. 24 and charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and other charges.
They are accused of illegally entering the high school at about 2 p.m. Sept. 20 with the intent to attack a 15-year-old student, according to allegations filed in court.
Dix allegedly dressed as a student, authorities said. Both Dix and Alvarez-Ayala are accused of attacking the 15-year-old while the victim was attending a class, repeatedly punching and kicking the student, according to allegations filed in court.
Neither Dix nor Alvarez-Ayala are students at the school, authorities say.
They allegedly got inside by having another student open a locked door, according to the allegations. They then “searched several classrooms throughout the school in an effort to find the victim,” the allegations read.
The two defendants then entered “an active classroom, with 18 students including the victim” and attacked the victim “while the remainder of the students were present.”
“The students were then subjected to witnessing two unknown adults continue to punch, kick, and hit the victim with objects,” the allegations read.
The 15-year-old suffered bruising, bleeding and swelling and had to seek medical treatment, according to the allegations.
School district spokeswoman Karen Corona issued a statement in response Thursday evening.
“It’s unfortunate that the incident occurred. We take safety very seriously and continue to work to improve and have responded with some security changes at the point of entry,” Corona said. “We did call the Schenectady Police immediately and are grateful for their swift response, partnership and support.”
Dix and Alvarez-Ayala also face one count each of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, as well as 13 counts of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.