Mental Help Net - 2 - News - Protecting Children From Abuse in Arizona: "The value of an Arizona state law requiring educators to report suspected child abuse was made clear with the felony indictments of four women at DeGrazia Elementary School in the Marana Unified School District. Principal Julia Barwell ,and counselor Jennifer De La Montana, as well as kindergarten teachers Connie Jensen and Dorlis Menendez, are on paid leave with the district. They are accused of waiting two days before notifying law enforcement authorities about a 5-year- old girl's allegations of sexual abuse. Meantime, authorities say, the child was abused yet again. The child's father pleaded guilty to sex offenses last month."
Thursday, December 23, 2004