ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION OF STUDENT
A KCSD junior high school student was approached by male in vehicle while walking home from bus stop.
A man in a vehicle attempted to abduct a Klamath County School District junior high school student Thursday (Jan. 10) as the student was walking home from a bus stop in the neighborhood north of Shasta Elementary School.
After the student exited the school bus, a male driving a brown SUV with a silver strip, possibly a Jeep, approached the student and tried to talk them into getting into their vehicle. The school district alerted parents of the incident through its One Call Now system and posted an alert on the district’s webpage.
The Klamath County School District asks parents to please speak with their children and remind them of safety tips regarding being approached by strangers. Some suggestions include:
Walk in groups or with friends
Be alert to vehicles that might be following them
Do not talk to anyone that might approach them
Share some tips to look for: someone saying they lost a pet, looking for a lost child, asking for help to complete a task – these are adult responsibilities and not your kids
If near a public place, enter the establishment and report the concern to an adult.
If you see a suspicious vehicle or suspicious behavior, please report it to local law enforcement.
Klamath Alerts has reached out to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office for additional information and we will post additional as it becomes available.