Stephanie Sledge TheGovernmentRag 10/3/2010
Parents in America are waking up to more unconstitutional public school policy that now says if you want to participate in your children’s education or visit, you must first submit to an extensive background check without a search warrant. Over 3500 Texas public schools and over 7000 nationwide have implemented policy that forces parents to submit to the school system snooping around with the help of law enforcement without a warrant to search your personal records including arrest records, Administration Office records, Dept of Corrections, Superior Court records, Municipal Court, County Court, District Court, and Common Pleas. What was once a place to send your children to learn, grow, and be creative is now becoming what many parents are viewing as being “a living hell.”
In an article by Infowars, “This check is carried out by a company called Raptor, which summarizes their services as: Thousands of schools and community facilities across the country use Raptor’s V-soft visitor management and screening technology to help protect children from sex offenders, domestic dispute offenders and other trespassers. V-soft works in conjunction with law enforcement to add an extra layer of security and keep our kids safe.
While the mission of protecting children from sex offenders has a broad appeal, domestic dispute charges include a broad range of situations including issues as minor as loud arguments among siblings. A definition of domestic dispute from USLegal.com describes the term as including non-crimes:
A domestic dispute is generally any quarrel, which may or may not include violence, within a family or between members of the same household. Definitions are governed by local laws, which vary, and may also cover including any child or an adult or fully emancipated minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant or person with whom a suspect has had a child or has or has had a dating or engagement relationship. It may or may not include criminal behavior. Local laws should be consulted for specific requirements in your area.
According to Raptor, their background check includes arrest records, which doesn’t indicate conviction or acquittal indicating that the notion of being innocent until proven guilty does not apply here.”
As more school systems implement prison type policies using “safety” as a reason to harass and snoop through parents lives, parents all over America are growing weary of the policies the public school system have imposed on parents. As more people demand more security and regulation in the school systems, the trade-off is resulting in more governmental and law enforcement control over our lives including our own children.
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