Sound Off for April 23rd: Should parents be informed of sex offenders attending their child’s school?

Sound Off for August 21st: Are you concerned about public education in Washington?

A controversial state law in Washington that prevents school districts from warning parents about student sex offenders is drawing criticism.

The law has come into question due to a case in Vancouver, Washington.

That’s where a 19 year old sex offender is accused of raping a 14 year old high school classmate.

Jeremiah Thompson was arraigned Friday on a charge of third-degree rape of a child.

After his April 12th arrest, the case raised questions about when parents and students, who had no idea of Thompson’s status, should be notified that a sex offender attends a school.

State law prevents such information from being shared at school.

Thompson was ordered to register as a sex offender after being sentenced in February 2010 for sexual assault.

He also accepted a plea deal that year relating to allegations he molested a 7-year-old girl.

Should parents be informed of sex offenders attending their child’s school?

Do you feel the safety of the students trumps the privacy of the teen sex offender?

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