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Two girls almost abducted from North East ISD school in San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO – The North East Independent School District is insisting students and their parents remain vigilant about their safety following the near abduction at John H. Wood Middle School on Wednesday, August 21st.

The school sent a letter home to parents in which Principal Marcus Alvarez states that two female students were walking on Wenzel Road around 3:45 p.m. that afternoon when a middle-aged man called them over to his vehicle.





The two girls reportedly ignored the man but he got out of his vehicle and began to approach them.

The girls continued to walk away and proceed to the ride that was waiting on them.

At that point, the man returned to his vehicle and drove away.





The description of the suspect is a bald black man in his mid-40s. He was seen driving a silver or gray car with a dark tint.

Principle Alvarez’s letter also stated a police report was filed with the North East Police Department and they are investigating the incident.

The letter also included several tips parents should discuss with their children when it comes to stranger danger, whether it is the first time, or as a reminder.





Those tips include:

  • Stay with a group when walking to and/or from home.
  • Be cautious of adults asking for help.
  • If approached by a person offering rides, walk away.
  • Never get in a car with anyone unless your parent/guardian knows about it first.
  • Make sure that parents are familiar with the route that students take home and have for communication.
  • Know where to go for help.
  • Report any suspicious people or activities to a trusted adult and/or NEPD and SAPD.
  • If your child has a cell phone, instruct them on whom to call for help.

The letter adds, “Administrators, teachers and our NEPD officer will continue to be visible and monitor students in the morning and afternoon.”

Read the full letter from Principal Alvarez below:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We were alerted today about an incident that occurred near our campus after school. I am sending this letter home in an effort to have open communication with you and make sure you have accurate information.

Today, campus administration was notified of a male approaching two female students walking on Wenzel Road at approximately 3:45 p.m. The students stated that a middle-aged man called the students over to his vehicle. When they ignored him, he got out of the vehicle and began approaching the students. The students walked away to where their ride was located. The male then returned to his vehicle and drove off.

The individual is described as a bald, black male in his mid-40s. He was driving a silver or gray car with a dark tint. A report was filed with North East police and they are investigating the situation.

I urge you to continue to discuss stranger danger with your children. I have included some safety tips you may find helpful.

  • Stay with a group when walking to and/or from home.
  • Be cautious of adults asking for help.
  • If approached by a person offering rides, walk away.
  • Never get in a car with anyone unless your parent/guardian knows about it first.
  • Make sure that parents are familiar with the route that students take home and have for communication.
  • Know where to go for help.

Report any suspicious people or activities to a trusted adult and/or NEPD and SAPD.
If your child has a cell phone, instruct them on whom to call for help.
Safety is our number one concern for students. Administrators, teachers and our NEPD officer will continue to be visible and monitor students in the morning and afternoon.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at (210) 356-6200.

Sincerely,

Marcus Alvarez

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