Reminder: Safe Walking Tips for Students

     Published on 3/9/20   Tagged under:    District News   

Earlier this week, a SCSD student was waiting for a school bus when she was approached by a suspicious person who attempted to engage her in conversation. The student took quick action to return home and report the incident to a family member, who contacted the Syracuse Police Department.
 
The person was described as a light skin black or Hispanic male in his 20's with a mustache and wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, light colored blue jeans and sneakers.  Anyone with possible information regarding this incident is asked to contact Syracuse Police Abused Persons Unit at (315) 435-3016.
 
The safety of our students is of the utmost importance - please take a few minutes to remind your child of tips to help them walk to and from school safely. 
  • Walk with a friend when possible
  • Stick with a pre-determined safe route that avoids dangers
  • Watch out for cars and trucks at every driveway and intersection – they may not see you
  • Obey traffic signs, signals and crossing guards
  • Never hitchhike or take a ride from someone you don’t know
  • Tell a trusted adult immediately about anything unusual or suspicious that happens on your walk

Update (March 9, 2020): The suspect has been arrested. Please remind your children to be cautious when communicating with strangers and always report suspicious activity to an adult and police.