Schools Rethinking Access Policies After Students Victimized

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 9:51 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Administrators in the Tulsa and Union school districts are reviewing policies on who has access to schools after two high-profile cases this month involving student victims.

On November 6th, a 6-year-old girl at Tulsa's Wright Elementary School told police that a man she didn't know groped her in a school restroom. A man who had been admitted to the school building to visit with his nephew's teacher has been charged with one count of lewd molestation in the case.

In another case on November 9th, 13-year-old Cori Baker disappeared after leaving Union Alternative School with her sister's boyfriend. The girl is presumed dead and the boyfriend is being held on a first-degree murder complaint.

A spokeswoman for Tulsa Public Schools says it is considering making changes to its policies that would require all visitors to check in at the office and wear a badge.

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