Students have a new tool they can use in their college search: the names of sex offenders on campus.
The Florida Sex Offender Registry now includes a search for offenders and predators attending or working at a state college or university.
"Sex offenders in our system of higher education are a harsh reality," said State Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, who sponsored legislation that funded the effort. "Helping to provide Florida's students the most efficient tools to identify and inform themselves about potential threats in their lives was a logical next step for me."
In almost all cases, the identified offenders were students, not employees.