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WFTV Investigates Area Schoolís Background Check Process


Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 7/7/2016

Cox Media Groupís ABC affiliate WFTV Orlando investigated area schoolís background check process after a high school coach was arrested on a drug charge. The coach failed to disclose his criminal history years ago on his employment application, and was recently accused of running a multistate drug ring. The district didnít catch the issue until after the coach, Benjamin Jenkins, was allowed on the field and in classrooms after failing to disclose a misdemeanor drug arrest on his 2014 application, and no background check was performed.



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