Friday, November 7, 2008
School Reopens After Scandal
The Louisiana School for the Deaf reopened on Wednesday with new security measures in place including surveillance cameras, retrained security guards and an electronic-monitoring system to track dormitory staff. The professional staff are also taking sign language classes at the Baton Rouge school to foster better communication with the students. The facility was rocked by a sex scandal and shut down last month by state officials. The latest incident was the rape of a six-year-old girl on a school bus. A lawsuit has been filed against the school that accuses two male students of repeatedly molesting a female student last year. The improvements cost about a half-a-million dollars.