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Important safety tips for families to review with children

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 5, 2009) -- The safety of our students is a top priority in the City School District of Albany. In light of recent reported cases of attempted abductions of children in Capital Region communities, including Albany, we ask parents and guardians to review the following safety tips with the entire family.

 

These tips are intended to keep children safe while they are walking, biking or riding a bus to school in the morning and home again in the afternoon, as well as anytime they are out in the community without parental supervision.

  • NEVER WALK ALONE – Walk with an adult family member, an older student or with a group of students.

  • DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS – If approached by a stranger RUN immediately to the nearest store or crossing guard and tell an adult about it.

  • COME TO SCHOOL ON TIME – Sometimes being late is unavoidable. Parents and guardians, on those occasions please escort your children into the school building and be certain of their safe arrival.

  • WALK AGAINST TRAFFIC SO YOU CANNOT BE FOLLOWED – It takes time for a driver to turn around and it will give you a head start.

  • TELL SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY – If you have had something happen to you, have had an experience that made you feel uncomfortable or scared, or if you have information, tell school officials or your parents immediately.

Again, please review this information with your children and impress upon them the importance of avoiding strangers. The Albany Police Department also reviews “Stranger Abduction” with our students in their “Step Away For Safety” curriculum.

 

Two of the recent reported incidents of attempted abductions of children in the area occurred in Albany within the past week. One, involving a 16-year-old girl, occurred on the morning of Monday, Oct. 5, in the area of Second Avenue. The other, involving a 10-year-old girl, occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the vicinity of Quail Street and Livingston Avenue.

 

The Albany Police Department is investigating both allegations. Please contact the police immediately at 462-8039 if you have any information.

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and nurture all students to be responsible citizens, critical thinkers and lifelong learners to successfully compete in the global community by providing an academically rigorous and safe environment in partnership with parents, students and the community. The district serves approximately 8,400 students in 16 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students.

 

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