Dear IVE Families,

We want to make you aware that an attempted luring was reported on Friday, January 4, 2019.  A male Issaquah Middle School student was approached by a male stranger in his 30’s as he was walking to school in the morning near a complex of townhouses near the Salmon Hatchery.  The stranger approached the student and asked if he wanted a Play Station.  When the student said “no” the man came closer and the student ran to school.  The incident has been reported to the Issaquah Police and the ISD Director of Safety and Security, Dave Montalvo.

Student safety is always a priority and we would like to offer some tips for talking with students about family safety rules and keeping them safe.

Safety advice for students:

  • Never talk to a stranger.
  • Never let a stranger get too close, whether the stranger is in a car or walking.
  • Never tell a stranger any personal information, such as your name, age, or address.
  • Always try to walk in pairs with a friend or an adult.
  • Stick to safe, well-lit paths when walking.
  • Do not obstruct your hearing with iPods are portable music players when walking or waiting outside.
  • If a stranger tries to grab you, yell as loud as you can and run away.
  • Always alert an adult immediately if you are approached by a suspicious person.

If you would like other information, contact Michelle Pickard, Principal or Tim Baynes, Assistant Principal.  We can help you understand ways to convey tactics of self-protection.

 

Anonymous