how should I handle this?

Margaret - posted on 05/23/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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There is a policy in place in the Park River and Edinburg schools that allows convicted and registered sex offenders to attend elementary school functions, concerts, sporting events etc... With the superintendants review and approval child molesters are being allowed to attend requested events that their children are participating in. To my knowledge there are very few parents who knew about this school policy. I stumbled across it when I called the school to report a registered sex offender at a elementary concert. I was told by law enforcement this was ok as long as the school board oks it. I wish I knew where to go from here..

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Firstly, is your own child in danger? What I mean is, has your child been targeted by a sex offender? If the answer is "no" then why are you so concerned about the policy? Your child is not going to be molested at a school function with total supervision by teachers and parents, so you are probably getting worked up for no good reason.
If the answer is "yes", you need to go and see your school first and if they offer no solutions or support you should then take the matter up with your local MP. But again, a child will not be molested at a school function, there are too many people around for such a person to even risk committing such a terrible act.
The other thing is, a sex registered sex offender isn't always a child molester. You can be placed on the list for something as simple as having sex with a person under the age of 16 EVEN IF THE UNDER AGE PERSON CONSENTED. And what I mean is, an 18, 19, 20 year old who is in a relationship with a young woman who is under the age of 16 and has consentual (sp?)sex within that relationship can still be charged and place on a sex offenders list.
Again though, if you are concerned for the safety of your own child, I would recommend going to see your school first and foremost to see what their individual policy is regarding this matter.

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Stifler's - posted on 05/23/2012

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I agree with Sharon about the sex offenders and one year age gap thing, and I doubt that a registered child molester would have custody of their kids.

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