Concerned About Juvenile Sex Offenders, States Move to Tighten Their Regulations

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Education Week

Several states are rethinking how they deal with juvenile sex offenders who are enrolled in schools. Recent cases in which such students have been accused of assaulting staffers or other students have compelled administrators to consider informing more people about the presence of offenders in schools or to find alternative placements for them. Some who work with such offenders caution against overreaction, noting that the vast majority of those who get treatment do not re-offend, and that some of the offenses were consensual. March 7, (Registration required.)