Various Illinois police departments forgot to tell school Principals the names of the juvenile sex offenders enrolled at their schools. Some law enforcement agencies refused to give notification even though state law allows them.
Some principals were not told that young sex offenders had enrolled in their schools, because the state system designed to notify them is mired in confusion, according to a Tribune investigation. While the list of Illinois’ adult sex offenders is accessible to anyone on the Internet, a similar registry of about 1,100 juveniles who have ommitted sex crimes is largely kept secret. Read the article [avoid subscription: firstname.lastname@example.org/tribune]
One Chicago school Principal, turning over the various security responses the school might take, expressed a concern for the students’ privacy rights. He means the offender.