Sulphur parent concerned with child's commute to school, sex off - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur parent concerned with child's commute to school, sex offenders along route

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

Rebecca Wilson of Sulphur expresses her concerns for her child's commute to school and registered sex offenders listed along the route.

“So much stuff has changed,” said Wilson. “It's not 20 years ago, it's not 10 years ago and it's not five years ago. Things have changed. More people have moved into the area, more bad people have moved into the area.”

She's referring to sex offenders.

Wilson's son will be a sixth grader at LeBlanc Middle next month and she said he is not eligible to ride the bus because their home is less than a mile away from the school.

The Calcasieu Parish School Board's website state students residing outside a one mile distance from the school via the most direct traveled route are eligible for bus transportation. Students within the one mile distance are required to walk to school or be transported by private means.

Wilson said she doesn't have reliable transportation at the moment so her son will have to walk to school.

Even though it's a short distance, she's still concerned.

“There are bad people,” Wilson said. “I know that this is everywhere and I know whether we lived closer or farther, it really wouldn't matter. My son's 11 and I trust him, but that doesn't mean I trust everybody else.”

According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office sex offender registry, there are 12 listed sex offenders within a one-mile radius of Wilson's home. Two of the offenders are located near North Claiborne Street, the route her son will be walking to school.

Denise Wilson, Rebecca's mother, said she's also worried for her grandson.

“I don't want to get that phone call that something’s happened to my grand kids or my great niece,” she said. “It scares me.”

With no bus, Wilson warns her son of the dangers.

“I tell him don't talk to nobody, don't stop for nobody, whether they're slowing down talking to you, if they stop run, go find somebody,” Wilson said. “Ya'll want to protect the kids, protect the kids.”

To find registered sex offenders in your area, CLICK HERE.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Quarterfinals scores and highlights

    TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Quarterfinals scores and highlights

    Saturday, November 25 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-11-25 05:02:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Five Southwest Louisiana teams won last Friday night to reach this week's quarterfinals: Barbe, Jennings, Kinder, Welsh and Basile. QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS CLASS 5A (9) Barbe (11-1) at (1) West Monroe CLASS 3A (18) Crowley (8-4) at (10) Jennings (9-2) CLASS 2A (8) Kinder (7-5) at (1) Welsh (10-1) CLASS 1A  (7) Basile (9-3) at (2) Oak Grove (11-1) FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FEATURES Touchdown Live Slideshow: To add your pics to the slideshow, email your...

    More >>

    Five Southwest Louisiana teams won last Friday night to reach this week's quarterfinals: Barbe, Jennings, Kinder, Welsh and Basile. QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS CLASS 5A (9) Barbe (11-1) at (1) West Monroe CLASS 3A (18) Crowley (8-4) at (10) Jennings (9-2) CLASS 2A (8) Kinder (7-5) at (1) Welsh (10-1) CLASS 1A  (7) Basile (9-3) at (2) Oak Grove (11-1) FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FEATURES Touchdown Live Slideshow: To add your pics to the slideshow, email your...

    More >>
  • Breastfeeding vs. formula for newborns

    Breastfeeding vs. formula for newborns

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:22 PM EST2017-11-25 04:22:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    New moms have the right to choose whether they breastfeed their babies. Lake Area doctors are urging moms to consider the benefits that breastfeeding has on their children and how it could impact their future. Dr. Anatole Karpovs of the Children's Clinic says he urges all new moms to at least try to breastfeed for two months after birth.

    More >>

    New moms have the right to choose whether they breastfeed their babies. Lake Area doctors are urging moms to consider the benefits that breastfeeding has on their children and how it could impact their future. Dr. Anatole Karpovs of the Children's Clinic says he urges all new moms to at least try to breastfeed for two months after birth.

    More >>
  • SWLA wakes up early for Black Friday

    SWLA wakes up early for Black Friday

    Friday, November 24 2017 8:56 PM EST2017-11-25 01:56:29 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Thanksgiving has come and gone. For bargain hunters, Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday season. "On Thursday afternoon, I usually sit down with my paper and look through the deals and stuff," said Shawna Chapman, a veteran Black Friday shopper. "I pinpoint and get an idea of what I want." Alongside friends and family in matching Black Friday T-shirts, Chapman digs for the best deals in town - all before the sun rises.

    More >>

    Thanksgiving has come and gone. For bargain hunters, Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday season. "On Thursday afternoon, I usually sit down with my paper and look through the deals and stuff," said Shawna Chapman, a veteran Black Friday shopper. "I pinpoint and get an idea of what I want." Alongside friends and family in matching Black Friday T-shirts, Chapman digs for the best deals in town - all before the sun rises.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly