Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

School background checks needed

April 14, 2005

As I am sure you are aware by now, Jessica Lunsford, a 9-year-old girl from Florida was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and subsequently murdered by a registered sex offender.

It has recently come to my attention that the sex offender, John Couey, was employed at Jessica's school for several months prior to this horrific act.

I am pleading with school officials to please do thorough background investigations on ALL employees and subcontractors prior to their stepping foot on school grounds.

We should not be allowing people with a predilection towards violence anywhere near our children.

Please do everything in your power to prevent our children from being offered up to these sexual predators as prey.

For more information and on ways to help, visit the Web site at

Laura Crabtree


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