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3201 S. New Road
Waco, Texas 76706
Phone: (254) 756-1843 Principal: Kendra Strange
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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICIA PUBLICA
January 12, 2015 12 de Enero 2016

Dear University High School Parents and Guardians,

In an effort to keep you informed about safety issues in our community, we want to make you aware of a recent incident near University High School.

On Monday, January 11th, a parent reported that her child, a student at University High School, was approached by a stranger in a yellow Dodge Dakota who attempted to abduct the child while walking home from school on New Road. The student was able to get away and remain safe. Both the Waco Police Department and the Waco ISD Police Department were notified, and the district has increased Police presence.

As with any time we receive a report like this, we encourage you to remind your student about safety. Here are some useful safety tips for you to discuss with your child:

  • Never talk to a stranger. If a stranger tries to talk to you, run away. If the stranger follows you, continue running and yell, "Stranger! Danger!" Tell a trusted grown-up immediately.
  • Walk to and from school in groups.
  • Never accept a ride without first getting permission from your parents.
  • Never take shortcuts. Always stick to the route you have agreed on with your parents, and stay on main roads.
  • Leave home with a cell phone, change or a calling card for phone calls. It is free to call 911 from a pay phone.
  • Never let people know if you are going home alone. If you wear a house key, keep it under your clothing.
  • Have your parent help you make a list of safe places you can go for help along walking routes.
  • Never leave school with anyone without checking with school officials.*

* Some of these tips were taken from the Run*Yell*Tell, Ltd. anti-victimization program founded by Diana Jones, a national leader for child safety issues.

At University High School, student safety is our top priority. If you have questions regarding this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to call the school at 254-756-1843 or visit our office.

Sincerely,

Kendra Strange, Ed.D.

Estimados UHS padres y guardianes,

En un esfuerzo por mantenerlos al tanto de asuntos de seguridad en nuestra comunidad, queremos informarles de un incidente reciente que sucedió cerca de nuestra escuela secundaria University.

El lunes, día 11 de enero, un padre reporto que su a su hijo/a, un estudiante de University, se le acercó un desconocido que conducía una camioneta Dodge Dakota amarilla e intento secuestrar al estudiante mientras caminaba hacia su casa por la calle New Road. El estudiante pudo escaparse a un lugar seguro. Tanto la policía de la cuidad de Waco como la policía de Waco ISD fueron notificados, y el distrito ha incrementado la presencia policiaca en el área.

A la luz de este reporte, le animamos a que le recuerde a su hijo/a la importancia de mantenerse seguros.  Aquí hay algunas pautas sobre la seguridad que puede repasar con su hijo/a:

  • Nunca hablen con un extraño. Si algún intenta hablar contigo, corre. Si algún extraño te persigue, sigue corriendo y grita, “¡Peligro!, ¡Extraño!” Dile a un adulto confiable inmediatamente.
  • Camina de la escuela y a la escuela en grupo.
  • Nunca te subas al auto de una persona sin el permiso de tus padres.
  • Nunca te desvíes por los atajos. Siempre camina por la ruta que te han dicho tus padres, y camina sobre las calles principales.
  • Cuando salgas de casa lleva un teléfono celular, monedas  o una tarjeta para llamadas.  Es gratis llamar al 911 de un teléfono público.
  • Nunca le digas a nadie que iras a tu casa solo/a. Si llevas una llave en tu persona mantenla fuera de vista.
  • Habla con tus padres para hacer una lista de lugares seguros a donde puedes ir por ayuda que están de camino a casa.
  • Nunca te marches de la escuela sin avisarle al Directivo Escolar.

*Varios de estos consejos fueron sacados del programa de anti-victimización Run*Yell*Tell Ltd. fundado por Diana Jones, una líder nacional sobre asuntos de seguridad de menores.

En nuestra escuela de University, la seguridad estudiantil es de máxima prioridad. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre este o cualquier otro asunto, por favor no dude en hablarnos al 254-756-1843 o visite nuestra oficina.

Atentamente,

Kendra Strange, Ed.D.

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