Follow-up on marijuana charge

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  1. Summersoff

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    I recall a ways back I made a thread about me being concerned about a marijuana charge on my record that occured one month after turning 18 (in 1999). I am 26 now.
    Well i have sinced graduated in December and i went to a get my substitute license. I had to get an FBI check while i was there and the results were mailed to me today, to quote it says: THE FBI HAS DETERMINED THAT NO RECORD EXISTS IN THEIR FILES FOR (my name).
    So does this mean i can officially and truthfully mark NO on teaching apps for "ever convicted of a crime. . ."?
     
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  3. Brendan

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    I would.
     
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    ^Ditto.
     
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    I'm not sure. FBI is federal; schools are run by district and state governments...I think I'd try to find out for sure by maybe calling (without giving a name!) your local Dept of Ed, etc. Likely it will not be a problem, but you don't want to risk looking dishonest. FBI probably does not have the record, and never did, because it was not a federal case...
     
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    The FBI background checks also look into local charges, or the purpose of having people do that to be certified safe to work in a school district would not be met, it would be useless to do the check.

    I am sure that they did look into local checks, at one point when I was a subsititue teacher at a DODDS school (deparment of defense) I had to not only get the background check but a security clearence (I had a Top Secret) and the FBI did it, they checked local records, from what I understand that is standard
     
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    Mostly true, wldywall, but I used to run rap sheets and request FBI files; they do not always match. That's really what I meant. There are many discrepancies between local, state, and federal records, which is why working in law enforcement can be such a chore! (I was in Federal Probation/Parole, on the U.S. District Court side of things.) Some things show up, and some things mysteriously do not appear, even when we know there's a record somewhere. It's a big, wide world out there with everyone tripping over each other! I'd be wondering who WOULD find it!
     
  8. Summersoff

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    i guess im just going to mark "no." thanks for your input
     

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