Raped Student’s School Forgot to Perform Background Check
April 13, 2011
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?