In North Dakota, School Sexual Crimes are Rare, but are Still Happen

By Michael Klazema on 2/24/2012

Officials estimate that there have only been about 10 cases of sexual assaults against students in the entire state of North Dakota, but in the past four months, there have already been three. One male teacher and two female teachers have been charged with crimes of a sexual nature against students in three different North Dakota schools.

Currently, there is a series of protections in order to protect students against these crimes. All teachers are put through a background check before being licensed in the state. If anyone has been convicted of any sexual crime at all, they will be unable to receive a license and will be unable to work in a North Dakota school. Further background checks may or may not be done and if they are, it would be at the discretion of local school districts.

These local, North Dakota districts could do well to hire a third party background check company like to continue monitoring existing employees on the basis of products like US Offender OneSEARCH, which will search through sex offender registries throughout the country. Taking a bit of extra care by continued monitoring can help prevent these crimes in the future.

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