Please see the letter below. Thanks to parents and cluster administration this has been brought to my attention and I wanted to share the information with you.
December 5, 2013
Dear Tuscany Heights Parents/Guardians:
This letter is to inform you of an alleged incident that occurred in the vicinity of the Lopez Middle Schoolcampus December 3, 2013. I was alerted to this incident yesterday afternoon by a parent and I understand it was also covered on the local evening news. Although this did not happen in our attendance area, I felt it prudent to share this with you, as we are all part of the greater Stone Oak area. I want to make sure you have accurate information and dispel any rumors you may hear.
A Lopez student was walking in the Summit subdivision before school. The student stated that while walking, a dark green or black van appeared and a gentleman, wearing a mask, tried to get the student into the van. The family has contacted the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD). According to the student’s description, the man and the driver of the van were both males wearing masks.
Our North East Police Department (NEPD) officers are investigating the situation along with the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD).
I want you to have this information in order to help better protect your family. Please take this time to talk with your child about stranger danger. It may be helpful for you to review the safety rules below with your child.
- Stay with a group and walk in pairs when walking to and from home.
- Never walk alone.
- If approached by a stranger, walk away and tell an adult.
- If walking home and you have a problem, come back to school and we will call your parents. Make sure that Mom or Dad knows the route that you take home and have a plan with Mom or Dad if you have a problem while walking home.
- Know where to go for help.
- Report any suspicious people or activities to a trusted adult.
- If your child has a cell phone, instruct them on whom to call for help.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 407-8200.
Tara Bailey, Principal