New College Campus Sex Offender Search Unveiled on FDLE Website
Published October 10th, 2013
GAINESVILLE- Florida is home to more than 60- thousand sex offenders and predators-- and all are required to regularly report their current residence.
That now includes where they are attending school, as well.
Senator Eleanor Sobel sponsored a bill that funded a new function on the FDLE website.
It allows users to search by higher education institution and campus when looking for predators.
Santa Fe administrators say it reinforces safety concerns already in place on campus.
Santa Fe College Associate Vice President Student Affairs, Dan Rodkin says, "Santa Fe College does not allow.. does not admit a sexual predator, we do not have any predators if we found out about a predator, he or she would not be enrolled here. We do not accept predators. Sexual offenders on the other hand we review on a case by case basis."
The database lists 3 sex offenders as enrolled in classes at Santa Fe, but college administrators were only able to confirm the enrollment of one of them.
Santa Fe's disciplinary admissions committee is in the process of determining whether or not their sexual offender is still fit to maintain his status as a student.
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