Campus News

Florida creates sex offender registry for higher education

The state of Florida Sex Offender Registry has added a database that includes a search for offenders and predators working at or attending the state’s colleges or universities, according to an article by the Sun Sentinel in south Florida.

State Sen. Eleanor Sobel told the newspaper that the updated registry was intended to help students identify and prepare for potential threats on campus.

Most offenders in the registry are students and not college employees, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Meanwhile elsewhere in Florida, trustees at Edison State College in Fort Myers are considering a ban on admitting students with a sex offender status, according to a story from The Naples Daily News.