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Notice to families regarding bus stop incident on 12/14

Dec. 14, 2016—A letter from Principal Allan Lockwood:


Dear Families,

This morning one of our students 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. We have filed a report with the Guilderland Police Department, who will likely be increasing patrols in the area for the next few days.

This incident is a good reminder to us to have conversations with our 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. I will be asking our teachers to talk with their classes about these safety precautions but I strongly encourage you to reinforce these at home as well.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please call the Guilderland Police Department (356-1501), or the district office (456-6200).

 

MORE INFO:
VIEW THE ADVISORY MESSAGE FROM THE GUILDERLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
VIEW PRINCIPAL LOCKWOOD's LETTER HOME TO STUDENTS (PDF)

 

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