Fri. 2:36 p.m.: Ohio AG: Alert system for worker arrests missed 650 cases
COLUMBUS – Ohio’s attorney general says about 650 arrests and convictions for teachers, school employees and others weren’t reported to licensing agencies because of a computer system problem.
The notification system glitch went undetected for two years before it was fixed. Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office subsequently reviewed more than 3,500 arrests of employees enrolled in the notification system and found 649 cases that went unreported during the affected period.
The office declined to release some details about the people involved in those cases and their crimes. But it said overall, the most common offenses in the unreported group were drunken driving, drug violations, theft and domestic violence.
The notification system includes 380,000 public and private employees such as teachers, foster parents and home health care workers.