Pleasant Hill Middle School Principal Terry McCormick sent the following message to families Monday, regarding an incident involving a man approaching a female student:
“Dear Families of Pleasant Hill Middle School,
This is Ms. McCormick, principal. This morning around 7:35 in the location of Patterson and Oak Park, by the Safeway, an 8th grade female student was approached by an older male adult on foot. The adult first asked directions and then proceeded to ask more personal questions of the student including age, name, school, address, and whether she had a boyfriend. The student felt uncomfortable and immediately proceeded to school. The male did not attempt to touch or pursue her.
The suspect is described as a Latino male, possibly 40, with a strong accent. He is approximately 5’6”, average built, brown eyes, a mustache, and kinky short black hair. He was wearing a black hooded zip up sweat shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.
The police have been notified and are pursuing all leads. Students will be notified through a school wide announcement before dismissal.
Please use this as an opportunity to talk to your child about being safe to and from school. Encourage them to walk in groups and always report any suspicious activity to the nearest adult.”
Are you concerned about such incidents?