The incident took place at Montclair High School and involved two minors

Authorities are investigating an alleged sexual assault that took place in a gender-neutral bathroom at Montclair High School.

Police confirmed to NJ Advance Media there was an incident involving two minors but would not disclose any other information other than to say their investigation began before Monday afternoon.

Baristanet.com obtained an email sent to parents that read in part, “there is an ongoing investigation regarding an alleged sexual assault in the all gender restroom at Montclair High School. The safety of our students is of primary concern. While the matter is being fully investigated, we have increased security in the building.

“Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation and student confidentiality, the district is unable to share additional information with the community at this time. However, the district remains committed to ensuring that the Montclair Public School system remains a safe and welcoming place for all students.”

A secretary who answered the phone at Superintendent Dr. Kendra Johnson’s office told NJ Advance Media, “it’s an open investigation so we’re not allowed to comment.”

Johnson didn’t immediately return the call seeking further details.

Montclair police Lt. David O’Dowd said the incident was documented into the department’s record system at 3:18 p.m. Monday.

Montclair High added a gender-neutral bathroom in September 2016, according to NorthJersey.com.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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