October 18, 2012
Dear MYTOWN Public Schools Parents and Guardians,
This morning a 6th grade female OAS student was allegedly waved over to a car by a male, driving a silver sedan, encouraging her to get in. The child was stranger-smart, did not take the ride and immediately reported the incident to the Orange Avenue School administration. The police were notified and immediately reported to Orange Avenue School to take a thorough report and to begin their investigation. The driver of the vehicle was a white male, approximately in his 30’s, wearing a white shirt and a sport jacket. The vehicle was newer in style with no additional information available.
Since the reporting of this incident to the MYTOWN Police, there have been no similar incidents reported. There has been and will continue to be an increased police presence at all MYTOWN Schools during arrival and dismissal times. All school staff has been alerted to the alleged incident (administrative, instructional as well as office and custodial staff) and will be extra vigilant in maintaining the safety of all of our students, which is our primary concern.
As parents, please speak to your children and remind them once again, as we are certain that you have in the past, that they should not speak or go with strangers even if offered candy. Please take care not to frighten your child(ren). Our teachers will likewise pose similar safety reminders during the course of their instruction.
The MYTOWN Police continue to work closely with our schools and community. If you have any information you wish to report, please contact them at 272-2222.
Dr. G. C.
Superintendent of Schools