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Schools Tighten Visitor Policies

Minidoka County schools are tightening visitor policies after a Heyburn man was charged with entering girls’ restrooms.

Minidoka County School District Superintendent Nick Hallett said Friday visitor badges have been ordered for each school. Any person without one will be directed to the school’s main office immediately.

“We’re in a rural area, but we have a lot of people coming and going and we have to become more vigilant about that,” Hallett said.

The Minidoka County Sheriff’s Department on Dec. 18 charged George Robert Jones, 41, with voyeurism.

According to police reports, Jones was seen that day in one of the girls’ restrooms and a locker room at Minico High School. He was also spotted the previous night at Burley Junior High School, reports said.

The following week, the Cassia County’s Sheriff’s Department charged Jones with stalking.

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