Intruder in local school

Crofton School seems to have someone living in the rafters. The school has been closed down so that the police can investigate.

I will avoid the obvious temptation to draw parallels with the current, self inflicted, plight of the Dept. of Education. Their admissions over the last few days about sex offenders working in schools defies belief.

There is a balance that needs to be made between protecting teachers, scout leaders, cadet instructors etc. from malicious accusations from children and protecting the children themselves. This should be done by investigating the allegations quickly, thoroughly and discreetly. If the allegations prove false then the life of the accused adult can continue unblemished. If the accusations are found to be true that individual should never work with children again.

The current “half way house” is not fair to either the accused of the children.

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