Here are two Stranger Danger notices sent out from Humble ISD concerning incidents at Woodcreek Middle and Timbers Elementary last week.
"We want to inform you of a suspicious person reported near our campus. At approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, a fourth-grade student was walking to school on Lonesome Wood Trail near Timber Way. The student reported a man in a truck stopped in the middle of the road and continued to stare at her as she was walking. The student felt very uncomfortable and ran to the school. As she ran, the man drove off very quickly.
The driver was described as a white male wearing a skull mask that covered the top of his head and forehead. His eyes, nose and mouth were visible. The vehicle was described as a champagne colored, lowrider truck." ~ Alison Pierce, Timbers Elementary School Principal
"We want to inform you of a stranger-danger near our campus this morning before school. At approximately 7:45 a.m., a 6th grade student was leaving the Camden Woodson Park Apartments across from our campus. As he headed toward the crosswalk, a man was standing nearby with a phone in his hand. The man said, "Come here, little kid," and began walking quickly toward him. The boy ran across the crosswalk onto the school grounds. The man turned, keyed in the apartment gate code and ran down the sidewalk inside the complex.
The man is described as a black male wearing a blue hat, gray top and gray pants." ~ Nachelle Scott, Woodcreek Middle School Principal
Both incidents were reported to HISD Police and local law enforcement agencies.
This is a good opportunity to review the following safety tips with your children:
- Walk to and from school in groups. - If anything unusual occurs, tell an adult immediately. Time can be critical. - Never talk to strangers or accept rides from them, even if you are stranded. Call a trusted adult for transportation. - Be proactive: tour the neighborhood to identify safe and dangerous circumstances and places. Arrange for immediate access to neighbors or other trusted adults who could be contacted in an emergency. - Don't panic. If you are afraid or have a problem, call a parent or a trusted adult. - Never tell people at your door, phone callers, or online that you are home alone. - Keep your house key hidden. Don't give it to anyone and don't keep it in a visible place that would tell people you are going home to an empty house. - Never get into a car, enter a home, look for a lost pet or person, or accept food or items from an adult, unless your parents know what you are doing or have identified that person as a trusted emergency contact. - Tell a trusted adult - parent, teacher or counselor - if anyone ever makes you feel uncomfortable.