Texas district didn't check background of janitor who tried to assault students

April 27, 2007
Man had out-of-state criminal record, but Liberty Hill officials didn't find out.

Liberty Hill (Texas) school officials failed to discover the out-of-state criminal record of a janitor hired last summer who later was arrested and convicted of the attempted sexual assault of two students. The incident, along with a bill pending in the Texas Legislature, highlights the fact that some districts don't always conduct nationwide background checks on new employees, even when they come from other states.

Click here to read The Austin American-Statesman article.

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