Plan withdrawn to enroll juvenile sex offenders in local schools

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare withdrew a controversial proposal Tuesday to enroll in the Mountain Home School District six students from the Sequal TSI juvenile sex offender secure treatment facility here.

The effort to place the students in the regular schools -- at Hacker Middle School, the junior high and the high school -- had been strongly resisted by Supt. Tim McMurtrey.

A look at what the proposal actually entailed and why the local school district was fighting so hard to prevent it is carried in this week's Mountain Home News.

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  • KUDO'S to Supt. Tim McMurtrey for fighting against this! Juvenile sex offenders should not be allowed around children or be given the opportunity to re-offend. I'm appalled that Health and Welfare even proposed this! Our kids are NOT cookies on a platter that can be handed out as bait! Way to go H&W for looking out for the health and welfare of our innocent children! Disgusting! SO, thank you Superintendent and all involved for getting this quashed!! Awesome job guys!!

    -- Posted by Mom2thebest2kids on Wed, Aug 28, 2013, at 8:52 AM
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