Are your kids really safe at school?
May 7, 2008
Stories like this absolutely infuriate me. Its one thing to use the excuse that a background check was never done, its another to simply look the other way. We truly believe that there is a job out there for everyone. Ex-offenders have the right to work, its the American way, everyone needs to work! Convicted ex-felons have no place and no right to work with our kids! Its bad enough that the background checks typically done in the education field are substandard, its worse to ignore the results!
PHOENIX — A CBS 5 investigation found convicted felons in charge of keeping students safe.
Security guards at Valley high schools interact closely with students, but some have arrest records for crimes like auto theft, assault, shoplifting and lying to police.
One former security guard told 5 Investigates he witnessed guards taking bribes from students, fighting with students and stealing from the school.
He said all of those guards had criminal records.
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