Site lists sex offenders on campus

Monday, October 14, 2013

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.

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