Florida College Changes Enrollment Policy for Sex Offenders

Florida State College at Jacksonville has instated new policies regarding sexual predators and sex offenders.

Florida State College at Jacksonville has adopted a new policy that bans sexual predators from enrolling at the school.

The school has also made a policy that requires sex offenders to go through an additional application process to enroll. These new rules raise questions about the public college’s role in the state. The school is required to educate any qualified person that would be a benefit to the community, but it also must provide a safe learning environment.

Recently the Florida Department of Law Enforcement created a new database that revealed more sex offenders are enrolled at FSCJ than any other school in the state. The FSCJ provost said school administrators spent the last five months discussing the sex offender policy with campus presidents, security staff and risk management officials.

Currently 17 sex offenders and three sexual predators attend FSCJ and will not be subjected to the new policies, according to m.jacksonville.com.

Under Florida law, if you are found guilty of crimes including child pornography and sexual performance with a minor you are classified as a sex offender.  If you are found guilty of sexual battery on a child or two lesser sex crimes you are classified as a sexual predator.

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