Thursday, July 14, 2005

More heartburn from the DC Inspector General's office

Jim McElhatton of The Times has gotten his hands on the latest DC Inspector General report and it isn't good: Ex-cons guarding schools in D.C.
The Metropolitan Police Department has licensed private security officers in the D.C. public school system despite past arrests on charges of assault, cocaine possession and passing counterfeit money, according to a draft report by the D.C. inspector general.

"There are contracted security personnel working in [public schools] who may pose a risk to the secure environment of students and staff," the draft document states.

"There is no assurance that all contracted school security personnel possess the requisite skills to ensure the safety and security of ... students and faculty," according to the report, which has not yet been finalized.

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