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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.