REDDING, Calif. – At Columbia Elementary School, parent volunteers are required to be fingerprinted. Superintendent Clay Ross says this system has worked for many years — that is until a sex offender who was caught bypassed the system.
“He gained access to the classroom and was volunteering which should have never happened. We have protocols in place to make sure all our parent volunteers are fingerprinted. That didn’t happen in this case, and so when we were made aware of it we terminated the situation,” Superintendent of Columbia Elementary School Clay Ross said.
The Redding Police Department confirms that the suspect’s name is Sean Green. Ross says the school takes situations like these very seriously.
“We are still working on what long term things we are going to implement, in terms of single-point access all visitors having to go through the office, instead of having access to the campus without doing so, just figuring out the best way that is going to work on our campus,” Ross said.
Meanwhile, Leroy Max has a niece that goes to Columbia Elementary and he says this situation upset and concerned him