FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Parents and police officers were keeping a closer watch on children in the Keller Independent School District on Wednesday morning, one day after someone tried to take a student who was walking to Hillwood Middle School along Parkwood Hill Boulevard in north Fort Worth.
Police said that a special needs girl was on her way to the school when a man tried to lure her into his SUV. The young girl told authorities that he asked if she needed a ride, and if she would like to pet his puppy. The girl ran into a daycare center for help after trying to point her cell phone camera at him. The suspect drove away.
Police have described the suspect as a white male, bald, with no facial hair.
“I think it’s crazy for someone to try,” said Keller ISD parent Victor Morales.
There have been at least four similar incidents in this area within the last year.
Even after this latest abduction attempt, plenty of kids were walking to school on Wednesday morning. And the added security was not just around the campus, but also throughout nearby neighborhoods and even other schools.
Parents in the district on Wednesday said that they have noticed the increased patrols. “Always try to watch out for our kids around here, try to keep an eye on them,” explained Keller ISD parent Cesar Aguilar. “I’m just glad that the school has upped the security and try to take matters into their own hands.”
Investigators are also trying to see if any homes or businesses have surveillance cameras that may have captured video of the suspect or his black SUV. The man has been described as a bald white male in his 30s.
“I think kids just need to be careful,” Morales added. “Parents need to talk to them about who to trust.”
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