One college is now considering an outright ban on enrolling students who are on the sex offender registry. Why? Because “it would be in the best interest of children on campus.”
Now, if Lake Michigan College were to look more closely at the THREE students it discovered currently enrolled there, I am willing to bet that none of them pose any actual risk to minors. Based purely on statistics, most persons on the registry now did not commit any actual violence against a child (some of their offences didn’t involve children at all).
If this college would take the time to actually interview each of the students to learn from them what they pleaded guilty to, they may be surprised. One, perhaps, might have gone streaking across the football field on a dare. One, quite possibly, got caught in a consensual relationship with an under-age girlfriend or boyfriend. And it is also highly likely that one accidentally had child porn on his/her computer. This is based, as before, on statistics.