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More needs to be done to track sexual abuse in schools

Is enough being done when it comes to tracking abuse by school staff members? Congressional investigators say no.

Federal agencies aren't doing enough to track incidents of sexual abuse by school staff. The Government Accountability Office also says school districts are in need of some help with these matters also.

In a report by the GAO, they found that even though most states have conduct codes to protect students from sexual abuse by school personnel, many school officials reported they are unsure how to apply those requirements.

In just this month teachers in Arizona, Utah and Kentucky have faced sex crime charges according to news reports.

The report is a follow up to a 2010 GAO report. But the GOA has said they believe these types of incidents are becoming more prevalent with the use of social media outlets.

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