ROUND ROCK, Texas – Round Rock ISD said police are increasing its presence around schools after a Walsh Middle School student was told to get into a truck while walking home Wednesday.
In an email sent to parents Wednesday night, RRISD said the student was “approached and told by an unknown male to get into a grey truck while walking home from school near the Great Oaks Drive and Sam Bass area.” The student avoided the situation and reported it to an adult, who then informed Round Rock police.
RRPD is looking for the driver, and will have extra marked and unmarked vehicles around the neighborhood
The district is advising students to focus on their surroundings and personal safety. The district also recommended:
- Always walk or bike with other students;
- Be alert to what is happening and who is around you;
- Never talk to a stranger or go near a stranger’s car;
- Never accept rides from a stranger;
- If a stranger approaches you, scream and run. Find an adult you know and report what happened immediately.
RRISD did not provide a description of the man who tried to get the student into the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Round Rock police.