124 Sex Offenders Live Near Collier Public and Charter Schools
Forty-seven Collier County traditional public and charter schools have at least one sex offender living less than 1 mile from the school’s campus. In total, 124 sex offenders live within 1 mile of a K-12 school.
The offenders are acting within their rights; Florida law prohibits sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a K-12 school.
But a provision in the minimum distance law exempts offenders in two instances: if the crime was committed in Florida before Oct. 1, 2004, or if the offense occurred in another state before May 26, 2010.