Youth Commission Asked to Reveal More on Paroled Students

Friday, Dec 3, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 AM CDT
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Youth Commission Asked to Reveal More on Paroled Students

Texas Youth Commission

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The Texas Youth Commission has asked the Attorney General Greg Abbott to determine how much information must be disclosed when paroled offenders enroll at new schools. .

The Austin Independent School District, citing safety concerns, seeks more information about a student who transferred to Anderson High School in August.

The youth is on parole for a felony weapons violation in another county. His name has not been made public.

TYC was required to inform Anderson about the student's criminal record within 24 hours of transfer.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday that the school did not learn about the situation for a month and only because his records arrived, indicating he was from a detention facility.

A parole supervisor confirmed only that the student had been on probation for carrying a weapon in "places prohibited."

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