A 13 year old
Virginia boy is required to
register as a public Sex Offender in 2010 and now in 2015 as an 18 year old
high school student WTVR runs a story that he’s allowed to continue his
education in (my county) as if he shouldn't. Hanover
WTVR is known for running “Sex Offender” and Sexual Predator” sensational stories, probably more than any other
news station in the Commonwealth, it seems they try to stir up issues,
conflicts and “news”. Virginia
This young man needs a high school diploma because the majority of
colleges and universities will deny
him admission because of the public label of Sex Offender. He will never have a
career, just a job to provide for himself and a future family. Virginia
law to notify all parents of RSO 's as enrolled students, the chances that
the RSO student would be forced to drop out of school before receiving their
a high school diploma are extremely high and a successful future for the RSO would be extremely low! Virginia
Leave this young man alone WTVR!
What we should be focusing on here is that a 13 year old Virginia boy was required to register as a public Sex Offender, for life! http://goo.gl/s18mGU
Parents shocked to find registered sex offender attending Patrick Henry High, March 10, 2015
By Shelby Brown
Information provided by a state sex offender registry revealed the student was convicted of violent sex crimes when he was a minor. He initially registered on the site in 2010.
concerns with other parents, who contacted CBS 6 News through Facebook saying:
“This is outrageous and I think parents should be made aware.” Hanover
“There is no duty on the part of the school to call to notify anybody,” said CBS 6 Legal analyst Todd Stone. “It’s just not there in the law and it could lead to harassment, bullying, and other problems.”
CBS 6 News also spoke with the state trooper from the sex offender investigative unit who registered the teenager on the sex offender registry. She said there are strict guidelines he must follow. For instance, he can only attend Patrick Henry High and cannot visit any other school campus.
Because he is still a student, who is following the law and completed his sentence, CBS 6 will not name the teen.
Stone said the bottom line is, though he committed a crime, the student is also entitled to an education.
Other parents in the area said they understand the issue from both sides.
“As a parent I would be concerned and wouldn’t want my child sitting next to a sex offender and maybe being alone with him,” said Amanda Davis. “I also empathize with him and understand he has to get an education, I think it’s tough having a scarlet letter branded on him and being singled out.”
Other parents wanted to know what the school district’s policy is for notifying them of sex offenders in schools.
They give annual notification of this policy to their parents. The school district also notifies parents that there is a sex offender registry on the Virginia State Police website.
We asked how many convicted sex offenders are enrolled in
public schools. According to
Virginia State Police, that information is not available. Only what’s listed on
the website can be released to the public. Virginia
That does not include student information, as mandated by law.