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Pre-filed bill would require schools to report child abuse suspicion immediately

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 17:52:57-05

(LEX 18) — Kentucky state senator Danny Carroll has pre-filed a bill that would require schools to report suspected child abuse immediately.

The measure would require anyone with reasonable cause to believe a child has been neglected or abused to report it to local police, state police or state officials.

Attorneys for an alleged abuse victim at McCracken County High School issued a statement saying they support the bill and that not reporting suspected abuse only protects abusers and the school's reputation.

The new legislative session begins Tuesday.