Saturday, March 8, 2008
Mother of rape victim creates policy change in Grand Prairie ISD
One from the "Why The Hell Wasn't It Already Like This?" files.
Cynthia Hennegan was a bit shocked, to say the least, when she suddenly discovered the student who raped her daughter was back in school, released from his stint at a sex offender rehabilitation center.
No notification, no call or letter. Without warning the South Grand Prairie High School student was attending classes again.
At the time, the district's policy was only to inform concerned parties of a juvenile offender's move from county to county.
But as a result of this case, the juvenile services board has passed a new policy that requires schools be informed orally and in writing any time a juvenile offender returns to a campus.
Stay tuned for more stories from the "Why The Hell Wasn't It Already Like This?" files.
Posted by Chad
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