Sunday, April 08, 2007

Seriously ironic

This email came as an e-news alert from my kids school just now.

Alert From Sheriff's Office

The King County Sheriff's Office has issued an alert for community members in the greater Redmond area to be on the alert for a suspicious male, described as heavy set, Hispanic or "medium" skinned, between 50 to 60 years old, with a goatee. He drives a late model dark green or teal Dodge Caravan, which he may have tried to lure children into using a puppy, according to police reports. A 6-year-old also told adults that a man matching this description tried to grab him. Although no person has reported seeing this man in our District, this is a good opportunity to remember to be aware and look out for children's safety. If you encounter a suspicious person or activity, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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 or portable music players when walking or waiting outside.

* If a stranger tries to grab you, yell as loudly as you can and run away.

* Always alert an adult immediately if you are approached by a suspicious person.

April 9-13 Spring Break - Enjoy!

As parents and members of the the community, this is good to be aware of - and I don't mean to make light of it.

But can you appreciate the second bullet point? Spring break, enjoy!


"Hey, everybody, there is a potential child-snatcher or worse in our area. Oh and BTW, enjoy spring break."

Okay, so the note has some more bullet points after these two, but the combination of these two is rather ironic.

Remind your kids, keep your eyes open for child snatchers and for irony!

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