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Are public schools safe places to send our kids?

From today’s news here in Illinois:

Lake County Teachers Charged in Sex Abuse Case

INGLESIDE, Ill. (AP) – Authorities have charged two Lake County teachers with misdemeanor counts of failing to report a teacher now charged with molesting a student.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reported Friday that 34-year-old April Courtney of Wauconda and 38-year-old Michael Lanners of Lake Villa were released from Lake County jail after they each posted $5,000 bond. A warrant has been issued for a third teacher who has not been located.

The teachers are accused of withholding their suspicions that Gavin Middle School teacher Michael Vucic was sexually abusing a student.

Vucic is in custody in Bosnia-Herzegovina after being arrested in September. He is fighting extradition to the United States.

A call to Lanners was not immediately returned and Courtney does not have a listed phone number.

Wayne here: If you are a public school teacher, I am sure that you are doing a wonderful job, and I wholeheartedly support your good efforts. But reports like the above are found in the news nearly every single day. And yet the educational establishment still tries to convince us that our nation’s modern public schools are safe places to send our children. I’m sorry, but I can no longer accept that.

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