Sex Offender Sneaks On St. Paul School Bus After Field Trip

A sex offender was found sitting on a school bus returning to Chelsea Heights Elementary School after a field trip.

According to WCCO-TV, an unauthorized man was found on the school bus just after 1 p.m. last Thursday returning from a field trip. The man is identified as 61-year-old Michael Charles Friedrichs and he was arrested for sex offender registration violation.

Police were called immediately upon discovering the sex offender was on the bus. Friedrichs claims he boarded the wrong bus when he was at the Walker Art Center.

St. Paul Public Schools is conducting its own investigation and has informed its school bus contractors about the incident to reinforce required safety protocols, according to a statement.

Friedrichs has already been released from jail and no charges have been filed against him.


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