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Round Rock ISD: Unknown male attempted to lure two students into car

Round Rock ISD says two students from Grisham Middle School were approached by a stranger near Anderson Mill Baptist Church on Monday (Photo: CBS Austin)

Round Rock ISD officials reported that two students from Grisham Middle School were approached by a stranger near Anderson Mill Baptist Church on Monday.

According to the students, the man was driving a white sedan, and asked them to get into the car.

The students were able to avoid the situation safely and reported the incident immediately to an adult who later informed the police.

According to the Principal, Austin Police Department is aware of the incident, and is taking appropriate measures to find the individual involved. APD will also be monitoring the area before, during and after school.

Curtis Jones has a sixth grader at Grisham Middle School and says he will now be walking his children to and from school.

"I just let them start walking (alone), and something like this has to happen," said Jones. "It makes me look down on humanity."

Jones said he is surprised an incident like this happened in the area. He is hopeful police find the person responsible and deter anything else from happening.

"I moved to the neighborhood because I felt like it was a really nice neighborhood, and it’s been good to me since," said Jones. "I’ve been here three years."


Here is the Principal’s letter to the student’s parents:

February 12, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I wanted to let you know about an incident that a student alerted us to today. This morning, one of our students and their sibling reported being approached by a male in a white sedan by the Anderson Mill Baptist Church. The man in the vehicle approached them to get in his car.
They safely avoided the situation and immediately reported it toan adult, who then notified police.
The Austin Police Department is aware of the incident, and is taking appropriate measures to find the individual involved. APD will also be monitoring the area before, during and after school.
It is always a good idea for students to be focused on their surroundings and personal safety. We would like to take this opportunity to ask our parents to speak with their children and encourage them to take the necessary precautions to stay safe:
Always walk or bike with other students.
Be alert to what is happening and who is around you.
Never go near a stranger's car.
Never accept rides from a stranger.
If a stranger attempts to have you come with them or makes you feel
uncomfortable, scream and run away. Find an adult you know and report what
happened immediately.
The safety and security of our students is our top priority. Working together, we can provide safe environments for our students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any
concerns. Thank you for your support and assistance as we continue to work hard to keep all our students safe.
Respectfully,
Paige Hadziselimovic
Principal
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