DA says Forsyth schools fail to turn over reports
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 12, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — The Forsyth County district attorney says it appears that about 20 possible crimes were not reported to law enforcement by local school officials.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that District Attorney Jim O’Neill said that the names of three teachers who were eventually prosecuted were among 18 to 20 cases that school officials apparently did not report.
O’Neill in 2010 asked the State Bureau of Investigation to investigate whether the school system had properly reported school crimes and inappropriate teacher behavior to law enforcement.
O’Neill says the SBI found that the school system’s for tracking alleged crimes was inadequate.
School spokesman Theo Helm said the district now keeps a record of all allegations, not just those that result in discipline. He says all allegations are reported.