Parents worry about who lives near S&S School

By: Kylie Dixon Email
By: Kylie Dixon Email

SADLER, TX-- Cori Leshowitz has lived in Sadler for 9 years and has never received anything like this in the mail.

"A lot of parents have of course got the post card in the mail about the high risk sex offender that lives in the community."

After further investigation, Leshowitz, along with other parents, said the registered sex offender lives feet away from the middle school. She has a son that's 11-years-old.

"A lot of parents are saying that they're, me included, I don't want my son coming out here and playing anymore. Both of my nephews are very young and they live right here and I don't want them coming out here anymore."

According the Texas Department of Public safety, David James Gleghorn lives in Sadler. He was convicted in 2000 for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

Since Gleghorn isn't on probation or parole there's no enforceable state law. That's up to each city. Many cities have ordinances prohibiting sex offenders from living a certain distance from schools, churches, or parks.

Sadler Mayor, Jessi Harris, said Sadler does not. She didn't want to go on camera, but gave this statement.

"Anyone is more than welcome to voice their concern at the City Hall meeting."

The next city meeting is April 2nd at 7:00 PM, in the City Hall building.

The S & S Schools superintendent said they cannot regulate where anyone lives in the school district.

"The only thing we can offer them, is what we offer them on a daily basis. And that is that we will make sure that their children are safe when they are in our district. That's our top priority on a daily bases. Giving them the best education possible and that they are safe as possible when they are with us."

Leshowitz said she will be going to the next city hall meeting and voicing her concern.

"I'd like to see a city ordinance passed that says a registered sex offender, especially a high risk sex offender, cannot live within a certain distance from the school or where children congregate."

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