January 13, 2006

Lake Highlands Elementary

January 12, 2006

Dear Lake Highlands Elementary Parent,

I am writing to let you know about an incident that took place this morning off of school property that involved two LHE students.

As they were walking to school, the students were followed and harassed by strangers in a white Cadillac. The students were not harmed, nor approached on foot. As they are taught, the students did not interact with the strangers, continued to school and reported the incident to school staff.

RISD’s safety coordinator, Mr. Luther Robertson, and the Dallas Police Department were notified and are looking into the incident.

This is an excellent time to again reinforce the safety lessons we continually teach our students.

· If walking to or from school, walk with a parent or responsible adult when possible.
· Walk in groups, and take a path to school that avoids alleys and deserted or enclosed places.
· Do not interact with strangers, or accept anything from them.
· If anything out of the ordinary occurs on the way to school, report it to a staff member or parent immediately.

Please let me take this opportunity to again assure you that the safety and security of our students is our top priority.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kim Sullivan
Principal, Lake Highlands Elementary
9501 Ferndale Road • Dallas, Texas 75238-2797 • 469-593-2100 • Fax 469-593-2088