Letter from the Principal: December 15, 2016
I want to make you aware of an incident that was reported to us today. Yesterday, December 14, at approximately 3:45 p.m. a 5th grader was walking home on Cedar Knolls. A man in a gray car stopped the boy and told him that his mother had been in a wreck and she was at the hospital, and that he would take him to the hospital. The boy ran away on the greenbelt and hid behind a house. The man did not follow him.
The man is described as Hispanic with a heavy accent, about 50 years old, with short brown hair, a thin build and about 6 feet tall. The car is described as a newer model, gray, possibly a Honda Accord or Toyota Corolla with a loud muffler. A report was made to both Humble ISD Police and Houston Police. If you have information about this man to share with Humble ISD Police, the case # is 20161205.
Humble ISD Police will have extra patrols in the area near our school during dismissal time.
This is a good opportunity to emphasize the following safety tips with your family members:
- Walk to and from school in groups.
- If anything unusual occurs, tell an adult immediately. Time can be critical.
- Never talk to strangers or accept rides from them, even if you are stranded. Call a trusted adult for transportation.
- Be proactive: tour your neighborhood to identify safe and dangerous circumstances and places. Arrange for immediate access to neighbors or other trusted adults who could be contacted in an emergency.
- Don’t panic. If you are afraid or have a problem, call a parent or a trusted adult.
- Never tell someone at your door, on your phone, or online that you are home alone.
- Keep your house key hidden. Don’t give it to anyone and don’t keep it in a visible place that would tell people you are going home to an empty house.
- Never get into a car, enter a home, look for a lost pet or person, or accept food or items from an adult, unless your parents know what you are doing or have identified that person as a trusted emergency contact.
- Tell a trusted adult – parent, teacher or counselor – if anyone ever makes you feel uncomfortable. When children are abused, it often is by someone they know.
Kakie Palmer, Principal
Bear Branch Elementary School