How to report a molestation

Parampreet Aulakh

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Students can be subjected to abuse and molestation from adults at school and may not understand how to go about reporting it.

They may feel scared or embarrassed about coming forward with a situation like this but telling a parent or a trusted school official is an important first step.

Teachers and administrators are mandated reporters, who are required to contact the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to file a formal complaint. Law enforcement like the Los Angeles Police Department can be also be called by the parent or guardian of the victim to file an official report.

Taking proper measures in dealing with child abuse and child molestation are vital in creating a safe school environment, according to Lausd.net.

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