Did you know it also threatens thousands of children in elementary, middle and high schools across the U.S.?
The Associated Press (AP) just completed a lengthy investigation into the problem and their findings are disturbing.
They found approximately 17,000 official reports of sexual abuse over a four year period and believe that number is just the tip of the iceberg. They discovered that sexual abuse occurs anywhere students are left unsupervised including bathrooms, hallways, locker rooms and school buses – with victims and offenders as young as five or six.
Are there warning signs schools and parents can use to identify possible problems?