OUR VIEW: Background checks must be thorough, or else …

A recently filed civil lawsuit alleges that a Culpeper man working as a counselor had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor and that he had fraudulent credentials that left him unqualified for the job. Records show he has an arrest history that includes convictions for being drunk in public, making threats over the phone and failure to appear in court. School officials are examining their background checking policy to understand how the records were overlooked.

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