Dozens of WA school students have been convicted or accused of sex offences and need to be monitored under risk assessment management plans, Education Minister Sue Ellery has revealed.

She told a hearing at State Parliament last week there were 72 students under RAMPs.

“The department has been notified about 72 cases where students are either currently under investigation — I stress that under investigation does not mean that they are guilty — or have been charged,” Ms Ellery said.

The figures emerged during hearings into the latest annual reports of the Education Department and the Department of Communities, which is responsible for child protection in WA.

-Peter de Kruijff, Gabrielle Knowles and Bethany Hiatt, The West Australian

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