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School Officials Uncover Data Revealing Felons Hired in Fairfax County Schools

Hiring records expose school administration mistakenly employed seven felons.

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Recent findings in hiring records researched by Fairfax County school officials reveal that the administration made a blunder employing seven workers who are convicted felons.

According to a Washington Post story, one of the felons, Delia Butler, was a high school teacher convicted in a drug trafficking ring over 20 years ago.

Butler joined the Fairfax County school system in 2006, and was forthright about her conviction on the application.  School officials stated the other six employees were honest as well.

All seven employees are no longer in their positions. Four, including Butler were placed on administrative leave, while the other three left on their own. 

Under Virginia law, schools are prohibited from hiring felons.  The hirings took place prior to 2009 when Fairfax County schools transitioned to an online application process. The new system automatically disqualifies candidates that concede felonies on their application. 

Read the rest of The Washington Post story here.


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