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We are hearing now about a story out of Texas for one teacher reportedly encouraged her fourth grade students.
To become pen pals with a man accused of molesting children.
He was later convicted.
And other parents say they fear their children's safety Trace Gallagher has more -- -- West Coast newsroom Trace.
This sex offenders name Megan is Ricky ray rally and he was convicted of -- a girl who was under the age of fourteen he was sentenced to fifteen years in prison while the teacher at Houston's trinity Lutheran is a family friend of -- who believes that he was wrongly accused so.
As a class project she had students become pen pals with him exchanging letters back and forth.
The student shared information with him like their full names what they look like and their favorite things to do.
All of this only came to light when investigators found the letters in row itself and as you might imagine the parents of the students are live it.
I have two little boys.
Who now are very aware of how horrible adults can be -- I hope that awareness comes out.
It and that parents look deeper into what's going on and not to blindly trust.
Because it's an administration because it's a church that these people are protecting you or your kids.
And clearly that mom did not want to be identified the school is now in damage control calling it unacceptable.
They have beefed up security.
The teacher has been fired the principal has been placed on paid leave and the local district attorney is baffled -- Email and simple search on the Internet.
Thirty seconds you can locate that the man who was in jail for -- -- dealing with child molestation.
I can't understand why any person would think it's appropriate to allow students to write -- person accused them.
Let alone without -- that child's parents permission.
And and -- and one of the parents biggest concerns in this is that rallied may have shared the information in those letters with.
Other sex offenders who are currently serving prison time.
-- and did the administration defended this teacher initially is that what happened.
They didn't know about it as soon as they found out about it they fired her this all came to light when.
Investigators found these letters inside -- cell they notified the school the school fired the teacher.
Notified the parents the parents were never asked if the kids could participate in this assignment.
They all found out about this and very quickly fired while teacher but the principle on -- while unbelievable Trace thank.
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