Within the past three weeks two teachers from Lake Howell High School were arrested, as usual this was picked up in the news cycle. What stands out to me is how the news reports these arrests, it is reported as just a matter of fact simply to state that it happened.
Every October almost every news station has a segment on Halloween and how parents must check the SOR to make sure their kids are safe during trick or treating. Lets put this in perspective for a moment, every year the news creates a hysteria that children are not safe if you don’t know where every SO lives in your neighborhood before you go trick or treating. This is a one night event that lasts a few hours, that most parents are with their children while trick or treating, that the statistical data shows that there is no increased danger of a sex offense on that day, not to mention that sex offenses are the crimes least likely to involve strangers.