Oct 26, 2011 at 6:15 am
CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) - The Cloquet School District has denied a parent's request to move a bus stop away from a sex offender's house.
Tarissa Saice says she no longer felt her fifth-grader was safe standing alone at the bus stop after the sex offender moved into the neighborhood. So each morning, she packs up her 8-month-old baby and her 4-year-old and they walk the older child to the bus stop.
Superintendent Ken Scarbrough wrote in a letter to parents that changing a bus route every time a sex predator moves into a neighborhood would set a "problematic precedence."
The Duluth News Tribune reports the sex offender is the community's only Level 3 predator, which means he's at the highest risk to reoffend.
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