Many crimes in Florida schools not reported to state

December 9, 2018

Many serious crimes that take place on Florida school campuses are never reported to the state as required by law, according to an investigation by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Many serious crimes that take place on Florida school campuses are never reported to the state as required by law, according to an investigation by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The investigation shows on average one in five schools in Florida fail to report a crime each year, and state officials largely take the schools at their word. Some crimes such as a teacher sexually abusing a student aren’t reported because they weren’t committed by a student.

Many schools, seeking to protect their reputations, continue to file false information even after the state has warned them against it.