Stranger Danger | Schools
An attempted abduction draws attention to another aspect of school safety. A Waukee fifth grader was near her neighborhood bus stop, when according to police reports; a man in a black van approached her. The girl ran home to safety.
Teachers are asking parents to talk to their children about what to do if they are approached by a stranger. They say all children should know of a safe place in their neighborhood to go in case of an emergency.
An annual safety assembly was already planned at the Maple Grove School, where the girl attends.