Beginning today, some elementary students in the North Thurston School District will be getting dropped off near the home of a sex offender convicted of molesting a young girl.
Monica Fierro decided to check online when she discovered that her 11-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter were changing bus stops to the intersection of Quinault Drive Northeast and Lapush Way Northeast.
About nine kids are dropped off at the stop.
When she discovered that a convicted child molester lived nearby – “He’s a Level 2 sex offender,” she said – she reported it to a dispatcher who handles transportation for Meadows Elementary School.
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“The lady I talked to just said, ‘Well, there are sex offenders everywhere,’ and that’s not the answer I was looking for,” Fierro said.
Fierro contacted KIRO 7 and after KIRO 7 contacted the district, officials began researching the area and discovered there is a second sex offender in the same neighborhood. The district said it is scrambling to find a quick solution to the problem.