DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As Dallas ISD students return to school Monday, district police are increasing patrols near some Oak Cliff schools.
There are reports of students being robbed at gunpoint after leaving school for the day.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Wanders Into Backyard, Drowns In Pool
Parents sent CBS 11 a letter that they said the district sent Friday. The letter acknowledges instances of students being robbed at gunpoint for their belongings, specifically cell phones.
Students who were targeted were waiting alone or standing at a bus stop after dismissal.
The letter doesn’t state how many incidents have been reported or list specific times or locations. It appears they don’t have a suspect.READ MORE: Texas Lawmakers Debating Redistricting As Third Special Session Begins At State Capitol
CBS 11 spoke to parents in this neighborhood who have children who attend nearby schools. They are warning their children to be more vigilant.
“Be careful always,” said Ramiro Cortez, a parent of DISD students. “Be careful with themselves. Make sure that they keep their eyes open you know. I think it would be good for the community to come together and do something about it.”
Parents said they’re considering creating parent patrols to watch kids coming to and school. They are also reminding students to use the buddy system and to keep their belongings in their backpack.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At 4 Drugs Used To Treat COVID-19; What Really Works?
“If it happened to our kids, it’s going to happen to somebody else and what if the gun had gone off?” Guerra said.