WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 31 people were fired from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions ranging from fourth-degree sexual assault and drug use to other assaults, a defense official said Wednesday.
The escalating scandal surrounding the Fort Myer Child Development Center has triggered a review of hiring procedures, angered defense leaders and prompted a late-night telephone call Tuesday from President Barack Obama to the Army secretary to express concern and urge a speedy and thorough investigation.
Details of the scandal emerged this week, nearly three months after the arrests of two day care workers on charges of assaulting children at the Fort Myer center. The slow pace of public revelations enraged Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who on Tuesday ordered a worldwide review of hiring practices at all military child care centers, schools, youth centers and other facilities that involve children.
According to a defense official, 10 of the 31 dismissed workers were involved in minor criminal offenses, 13 were involved assaults, six were involved in drug use and two were involved fourth-degree sexual assault. The official noted that neither person with sex assault charges ever ended up on a national registry of sex offenders. In some cases, sexual assaults can involve people over the age of 18 who are having consensual relationships with someone under the age of 18.
Arm accountability. 31 people FIRED.
OK. But did they achieve “diversity”?
It stories like this that make me wonder for those that support Obamacare…what were you thinking?
I miss the day care that had a reaction force available.