A Torquay school has warned parents that a pupil was approached by a ‘suspicious’ member of the public this morning, Friday 22nd March.
St Cutherbert Mayne School on Trumlands Road said they would be reminding students how to keep safe and asked for parents to reinforce the message.
The incident was reported to the police and other schools in the area. The description of the person has not been detailed by the school, nor how the person behaved.
Posting on social media, Deputy Headteacher Mr. James Down wrote:
We are writing to let you know that one of our students reported to us that they were approached by a suspicious member of the public this morning. We have reported this incident to the police along with a description of this person. We have alerted Torbay Education Safeguarding Service and other schools in Torbay. We will be reminding students today about how to keep themselves safe when they travel to and from school.
We would like to ask you to ensure that you reinforce this message at home with your children.
Some ways in which children can keep themselves safe when walking home are:
-Agree a time by which your child should be home from school
-Agree the route they should take
-Walk home with friends or other students if possible
-Ensure your child has their mobile phone on them (with enough charge on the battery)
-Be prepared just in case they are approached by a stranger so they know what to do, e.g run away and shout for help
Thank you for your support,
Mr James Down
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