Raped Student’s School Forgot to Perform Background Check

Nick Fishman

A Brockton, MA elementary school student was raped (allegedly) by a college student tutor employed by the school.   This is one of the most hideous, disgusting and sickening crimes that we’ll ever see and probably the best (or worst) example of why background checks are so vitally important in the hiring process.

It is unclear as to whether the school screened this student teacher for criminal records or to see if they were a registered sex offender, but it has been discovered that while school employees were originally checked at the time of hire, the district failed to meet their requirement of conducting a new criminal background check in January of 2010.

The superintendent of the school claims that this was due to human error, but my goodness, isn’t this one thing you can’t afford to get wrong?

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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