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Stranger Danger Alert Near Dougherty Valley High School
Posted 12/9/19

We want to inform you that on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3:35 p.m., a Dougherty Valley High School Student was walking home from school near Japonica Way and Ivy Hill Road when she was approached by an unknown male, around 30 years of age, driving a black Honda sedan. The man asked her multiple times if she wanted a ride, then he instructed her to “get in the car.” She refused and walked away.

 

The student did the right thing and reported the incident to the police when she arrived home.  San Ramon Police are investigating the incident. We encourage anyone who may know something about this incident or individual, to please contact the San Ramon Police at (925) 973-2700.

 

We know that these kinds of incidents are concerning to our community, so in order to help keep students safe, we encourage parents to take some time to talk to their students of all ages about safe practices while walking to and from school:

 

-       Do not talk to strangers, even if they know your name.

-       Always walk directly to and from school using the same path every day.

-       Always walk or ride your bike with a group of friends.

-       Run directly to school or home if you are approached by a stranger.

-       Immediately notify a school official or parent.

 

Students are encouraged to do the following: “If you see something or know something, say something.” You may always report information using the anonymous tipline posted on the homepage of every school’s website. 

 

Thank you for partnering with us to keep our students safe.