MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Midlothian Police said a student walking home from Walnut Grove Middle School on Thursday was grabbed from behind in the Kensington Subdivision.
Police said around 4:30 p.m. the girl was walking west on Newgate St. and noticed a black pickup, possibly a Toyota, pass her going east on Newgate St.
She said the driver pulled over and someone in dark or black hooded sweatshirt approached her.
She told police she kicked backwards striking the subject in the groin area and heard a “grunt” that sounded like it came form a man.
The suspect released the grip on her arm and she ran back to school where she told another student what happened and told the Assistant Principal.
Police said they have no other identifying information on the subject or truck.
Anyone with information or who may have seen the black truck in the neighborhood is encouraged to contact the Midlothian Police Department.
Midlothian ISD Assistant Superintendent Karen Fitzgerald sent the following letter on the matter to parents:
The safety and security of every student is a top priority and we feel it is necessary to share information that may not directly impact your child, but is important for us to provide as we partner together to keep our students safe.
This afternoon, a Walnut Grove Middle School student was walking home from school on Newgate Street in the Kensington Park subdivision when she recognized that a black truck, possibly a Honda, was following her and a male attempted to grab her. This student responded quickly by hitting the suspect and then running back to the school to report this incident. Immediately, the Midlothian Police Department (MPD) was contacted to begin their investigation. If anyone saw this incident or has information about it, please contact the MPD. Additionally, there will be an increased police presence in the area.
We encourage you to visit with your children and remind them to always walk home with a friend, be aware of their surroundings, know where to go to get help and most importantly to fight back or scream if a stranger tries to grab them. While these conversations are difficult to have, they are incredibly important. This Walnut Grove Middle School student did exactly what we want to teach our children to do if they are ever faced with this type of situation.