New Bern High School Students Charged With Rape Had First Court Appearances

The three New Bern High School students charged with raping and kidnapping a female student during Summer school had their first court appearance Friday. 17-year-old Danzele Boomer, 18-year-old Rashad Cherry and 17-year-old Kevin Bryant, all of New Bern, have been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping. They are scheduled to appear in court again August 4. Each is being held under $150,000 bond. The rape reportedly happened Wednesday afternoon in a school bathroom.