Florida sheriff keeps ‘secret list’ of potentially criminal students based on grades and history of abuse

A sheriff’s office outside of Tampa, Florida, maintains a secret list of children who are considered at risk of “developing into prolific offenders” and relies on statistics including grades and whether the child has been abused or has witnessed domestic abuse.

The list was uncovered in an investigative report from the Tampa Bay Times and can only be accessed by a juvenile intelligence analyst and school resource officers. Children and their parents have no way of knowing whether they are one of the 420 children on the list.

Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning and two high school principals said they were unaware that such a list
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