Friday, March 18, 2011
A James Logan student was approached by a possible sexual predator Thursday after school, prompting Principal Amy McNamara to issue a warning to students.
According to an email sent by McNamara to Logan staff members, "Yesterday at about 5.p.m., one our our students was leaving campus after an after-school activity. As she was exiting through the Meyers gate, she was grabbed from behind by a stranger, an adult male."
The student escaped the man's clutches "and the incident was reported immediately to the police department, which is conducting an investigation," according to the email.
No description of the man is currently available, but McNamara wrote that there "will be a sketch of the man released later today in the media - we will get you a better description as soon as we have it."
McNamara urged students to be extra vigilant as they travel to and from school, advising "students who walk to or from school do do so with friends."
To alert parents, administrators are using the district's auto-dialer system to call them on then to deliver a recorded warning.
Teachers were directed, "Please talk to your students about this, and be extra cautious.
Administrators are "taking extra precautions on campus," and have asked police to increase patrols in the area.