Notice to families regarding bus stop incident on 12/14
Dec. 14, 2016—This morning, a
Guilderland Elementary student reported that an unknown man drove up to him
in a small green car while he waited at the bus stop. The stranger asked the
student if he wanted a ride to school. The student wisely told the man no,
and the man drove away. When the bus showed up, the student immediately
reported the incident to the bus driver.
Principal Lockwood of Guilderland Elementary has filed a police report with the Guilderland Police Department, who will likely be increasing patrols in the area for the next few days.
We ask parents to have conversations with their children about what to do when approached by a stranger. At no time should students talk with a stranger at the bus stop and certainly never get in a stranger’s car. As a district, we will be asking our teachers to talk with their students about these safety precautions as well.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please call the Guilderland Police Department (356-1501), or the district office (456-6200).