Convicted Killer Worked On Gym Installation

CABOT, AR – “How do you let someone with a murder conviction be a trustee in the first place, ” said Cabot Superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman.

Dr. Tony Thurman has had a change of heart when it comes to ordering services from the Arkansas Correctional Industries (ACI).

“Very disappointed,” said Thurman.

Last Monday, padded mats were installed at the Cabot Junior High gymnasium. The “handy man” behind the work was convicted killer Glen Green.

“I was as outraged as anyone else,” Thurman said.

In 1974 Green raped and killed an 18-year-old girl and received a life sentence. In 1990, Green became a trustee and since then has been working for the ACI providing furniture, products, and other services to businesses and organizations.

“I think it puts all of our kids in jeopardy,” said a concerned parent.

This parent who asked not to be identified says even with ACI’s strict policy against sexual offenders working on school campuses, allowing a murderer on school grounds is not okay.

“When our kids come to school. I want them to be safe.”

Thurman says this morning (Monday) the ACI informed him that they changed the 30-year-old policy and are now barring any convicted killers from working in schools. 

Green is also no longer allowed out. Thurman says even though no one was harmed, having a killer inches away from students is not easy to get over.

“We are not going to allow trustees back into our school districts at anytime,” said Thurman.

Cabot officials say they are not the only school that used this service. 45 other schools chose ACI services in the last four weeks.

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