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RCMP respond to suspicious vehicle near Grande Prairie school

January 04, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The following media release was issued today by the Grande Prairie RCMP. While no student at a Peace Wapiti Public School was involved in this incident, we feel it is important to let you know that our staff will be reminding all students in Kindergarten – Grade 8 about staying safe while traveling to and from school, such as:

  • Walk with a buddy when possible.
  • If someone approaches you, run for safety and yell. Tell an adult immediately.
  • Always ensure a trusted adult knows where you are.

We ask that you reinforce the following topics at home:

  • Do not accept rides – Reinforce to your children that they are never to get into a car with anyone, unless they have permission from their parents.
  • Say no and run – Teach your children that if anyone bothers them, or makes them feel scared or uncomfortable, to trust their feelings and immediately get away from that person.
  • Check first – Ensure that your children always tell a parent or their teacher where they will be at all times.

Sincerely,
Superintendent Sheldon Rowe

 

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Grande Prairie RCMP
January 04, 2016

 

RCMP Respond to Suspicious Vehicle Near Local School

 

Grande Prairie, AB: – RCMP are investigating an incident where a man in a Ford truck approached two youths in the Grande Prairie area.

The incident occurred near Alexander Forbes School this morning at about 8:30 AM. A black truck with red writing on the side pulled up beside two girls as they walked to school. The lone male occupant offered the girls money to get into his vehicle. The girls declined and ran to the school.

The truck is described as:

  • Black Ford truck
  • No canopy
  • Red writing on the side of the truck
  • Silver rims

The driver is described as:

  • Older male
  • Caucasian
  • Straight black hair
  • Light/thin moustache
  • Wearing a dark jacket


Police are working to locate the truck and identify the driver to investigate the incident further.

RCMP urge parents and caretakers to educate their children to stay away from strangers and to report any suspicious activity to police immediately. If you have any information regarding this suspect/incident please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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