Here is a Stranger Danger notice that was sent out by Humble ISD concerning several encounters between a male jogger and students at Summerwood Elementary.
"Dear Summerwood Elementary Families,
We want to make you aware that a man has spoken with a group of students three times this school year as they were walking home near the Summerwood Lakes Gazebo. The most recent interaction occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 7, and was reported to the school on Friday, Jan. 10. In all three instances, the man was out jogging and appeared to check on the students by asking them if they were where they were supposed to be. However on Jan. 7, after jogging, he got into a burgundy car parked near W. Lake Houston Pkwy. and Summerwood Lane. As he was driving away, he stopped and asked the students if someone threw something at his car. The students replied by saying they did not throw anything. The man then told them he was going to give them each a dollar but their friend "messed it up" for them. The man appeared to be in his mid-50s. No threats have been made toward any student. Out of an abundance of caution, the Humble ISD Police Department created a report and is investigating.
This is a good opportunity to remind families about the following safety tips at home:
- If anything unusual occurs, tell an adult immediately. Parents and teachers need to know what happened right away. - Walk or bike to and from school in groups. - Never talk to strangers or accept rides from them. - Arrange for immediate access to neighbors and other trusted adults who could answer questions or be contacted in an emergency. - Tour the neighborhood with your child to identify safe and dangerous circumstances. - Never get into a car, enter a home, look for a lost pet, or accept candy or toys from an adult, unless your parents know what you are doing and have given you their permission first.
Please report any concerns to the Houston Police Department at 713-884-3131 or Humble ISD Police at 281-641-7900.