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Parents at a District elementary school may be breathing a sigh of relief now that an alleged child molester is behind bars. But the incident involving this individual raised questions about a D.C. school policy that may be endangering students.

D.C. Police say they have arrested 21-year-old Davon Rashad Wood, according to Associated Press. They say he is the man who allegedly posed as a parent to gain access to Ketcham Elementary last week and then molested a student who was assigned to escort him through the school.

A statement from D.C. Public Schools released shortly after the attack said DCPS would review all security policies in the wake of the incident, including whether District schools would continue allowing students to escort adult visitors. No DCPS or city official has given any media interview on this topic or offered an apology.

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