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Governor May Sign Bill To Require Teachers, Bus Drivers to Submit Fingerprints

The fingerprint background checks would also apply to everyone seeking to adopt children or become foster parents.

The Associated Press is reporting Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering signing legislation that would require teachers, workers at child care centers, school bus drivers and others to submit fingerprints for criminal background checks.

The fingerprint background checks would also apply to everyone seeking to adopt children or become foster parents, as the legislation is written.

Fingerprints would be submitted to the Massachusetts State Police for a state criminal history check and forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check, reported the Associated Press.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below.

michael beaulieu January 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Who's others?
Irishjedi January 10, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Why are the teachers always the target of public bashing and humiliation? Don't people get it that we are trying to help students be more productive and help society be a better place to live? We are not criminals. What other profession requires you to get certified, at your own expense, every five years or you out of a job? I am sick of the backlash from what a few idiots do.

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