11Alive News is taking great care to report this next story with discretion and with concern for the children involved. There is an investigation underway at James Jackson Elementary School in Jonesboro, that four kindergartners were involved in sexual behavior. We, of course, will not be using any names to protect the children involved, and we are also choosing not to be live from the school to keep from impacting the students that go there.
There has been much discussion at 11Alive as to whether this should be covered on the news. Ultimately, we decided because there are allegations that there was a lack of adult supervision which allowed such a disturbing situation to happen inside a classroom, we should be asking serious questions for our community.