LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas principal is reminding parents about best safety practices after a student at her school told adults she was approached by a stranger.
School police say a Sig Rogich Middle School student was approached by a man she did not know on Friday on her way to school.
In a letter addressed to parents and guardians at the Summerlin school on Friday, Sig Rogich's principal, Suzie Harrison-Rollins, said the student was not harmed. School police say the matter is considered closed and no arrested were made.
Read the full letter from principal Harrison-Rollins below:
Parents or Guardian:
The safety of our students is the number one priority at Sig Rogich Middle School. As always, we want to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community.
This morning, a student reported being approached by an adult male on her way to school. The incident occurred before school and the student was not physically harmed. Law enforcement was contacted and made contact with the adult. The situation is currently under investigation.
This incident serves as an important opportunity to remind our parents and students of safe practices when walking to and from our school. The following are reminders that will help you discuss safety with your child.
- Walk in groups to and from school.
- Never take rides from strangers.
- If you are approached by a stranger, keep a safe distance and think of a direction to run if needed.
- Shout and yell as loud as you can.
- Never give out your name or address to people you do not know. This is especially true on the Internet.
- Run to a safe place, i.e., school, church, store, etc.
- Always let your parents or guardians know where you are. Take the same
- route to school everyday.
- Be sure you know your parents’ full names, addresses, and phone numbers.
- If possible, get a license plate number.
The safety of our students is of the utmost importance. Please report any suspicious activity to the local police department and/or school administrators.
Thank you for your assistance. Please do not hesitate to call our office at 702-799-5600 should you have any questions or concerns.