February 27, 2020
Dear Madison Parents/Guardians:
This morning we received information about a potentially suspicious individual who was standing next to his car during school hours. Please be advised that we have alerted Pomona Police Department as a precaution for all our students and staff.
Let me assure you that we take this matter seriously and the safety of each student is very important to Pomona Unified School District staff at all levels. Please be advised that our school is safe and secure. Again, Pomona PD has been contacted and will be actively patrolling the area.
The unusual stranger was described as a male with a red Toyota Corolla
DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS –
Safe adults know better than to approach children they do not know.
A stranger who approaches children is not to be trusted.
NEVER APPROACH A STRANGER’S CAR –
Again, no safe adult is ever going to ask a child to come over to a car.
ADULTS DO NOT REQUIRE HELP FROM A CHILD –
No reasonable adult is going to ask a child for help finding a lost dog or anything else.
Don’t talk to the stranger and stay away!
USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM –
Always try to walk in groups, or at least pairs, and be aware of your surroundings.
IDENTIFY WAYS TO DRAW PUBLIC ATTENTION AND GET AWAY FROM UNSAFE SITUATIONS –
It is okay to make as much noise as you can, and to run, if a stranger approaches you.
If someone grabs you or someone you are with, fight as hard as you can.
REPORT ANY INCIDENT IMMEDIATELY –
Parents, teachers, other school staff, and police are all available to help.
Let’s work together to keep our children safe. Please share these safety tips with your children. If you have any additional information about this incident that could be helpful, please call the Pomona Police Department at 909-622-1241. As always, please feel free to contact me with any additional questions, comments and/or concerns.
PUSD Public Information Officer