Freedom Middle Schooler reports attempted bus stop kidnapping
Ken Watts | 9/3/2013, 8:10 p.m.
CLARKSTON DeKalb Police and School District officials put parents on alert about a reported kidnapping attempt Sept. 3 involving a sixth grade Freedom Middle School student.
Freedom Middle is in Stone Mountain at 505 South Hairston Road, about two blocks south of Rockbridge Road. The student said the incident happened Tuesday morning at the intersection of Nielson Drive and Nielson Court in Clarkston. The child was not harmed. Principal Corey Davidson sent this note home with students on Tuesday afternoon.
It was reported to Freedom Middle School by a sixth grade female student that she was approached by a man at her bus stop in the Nielson Drive/Nielson Court area who then attempted to grab her from his vehicle on the morning of Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The individual was driving a gold Nissan and was described by the student as a Caucasian male. The student informed the Freedom Middle School staff upon arriving at school, and the District’s Police Department immediately began an investigation. Additionally, the District’s Transportation Department has been notified of the reported incident so that bus drivers can monitor this region as they drive their routes each morning and afternoon.
The safety of our students is paramount. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of this incident so that we can work together to make sure that all of our children are kept safe while they are in school, while they are traveling to and from school, and while they are home. Please encourage your children to report any suspicious activity to you and the school, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you.
Mr. Corey Davidson, Principal
Freedom Middle School
The same note was sent to parents at Jolly Elementary and Clarkston High. DeKalb schools resource officers issued a lookout for the gold Nissan reported by the student. Please check back for updates.