Hello SEES Families,
Today just before school started one of our students was approached by a stranger and offered candy multiple times on the trails near our back gate. The man did not touch the student but did interact with the student. The student’s parent was with the student the entire time. Both parent and student safely walked to our office to notify the office and call the sheriff. At that time the school also called the sheriff and the entire campus went on a soft lockdown. All doors were secure and instruction continued as the sheriff walked the trails.
Unfortunately, the man was not located. He was identified wearing a light blue/gray t-shirt with plaid shorts. The man was medium height and built with graying hair.
All staff members were informed and put on alert today. All classes had an age appropriate conversation about stranger danger and walking home with a buddy. This is also a great time as parents to have that conversation about stranger danger at home. You can even have your students role play the actions that they would take. Research indicates that students need to practice a scream so they can recognize how loud the scream should be.
The trails were walked multiple times by many staff members prior and during dismissal today to ensure students safety.
We are fortunate to live in a community with many adults walking to and from school to keep an eye on all of our children.
Thank you for your support!