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Background-Check System in Ohio Seen as Failing

By Tribune News Service — August 18, 2015 1 min read
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More than 100 school employees and others arrested or convicted of crimes may have remained on the job because of a long-undetected failure in Ohio’s criminal-background-check system.

The state’s system had failed to detect offenses among roughly 80,000 employees since mid-2013 until it was fixed on July 13.

The Ohio attorney general’s office has taken the first steps to buy a new background-check system.

A version of this article appeared in the August 19, 2015 edition of Education Week as Background-Check System in Ohio Seen as Failing

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