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Reminder: Safe Walking Tips for Students

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. 
Anthony Q. Davis, Superintendent
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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