Pell School Covid case

Random male approaches Newport elementary school students with offer of candy

The following email comes from administrators at Pell School


Dear Pell Community,

We are writing to inform you of an incident that occurred at a bus stop today at Broadway and Mann and a friendly reminder for everyone to be diligent.  A man unknown to the students approached some of our Pell Elementary students and an older TMS student waiting with her sibling offering to purchase them candy.  A second-grade student reported the incident to her teacher and the teacher followed protocol procedures. The Pell Administration notified the community officer who was able to investigate and identify the person. The person has been spoken to by police to not return to any bus stop. As a precaution, there will be a police presence monitoring the bus stop tomorrow morning. We are very proud of the students for coming forward to keep our community safe. 

As a reminder, the safety and security of your children is our number one concern and it is important for us to work together to ensure our children are safe throughout all parts of their school day.  Please make sure you have conversations with your children about not talking to strangers or not to go anywhere with strangers. It is important that children stay in groups as much as possible and that younger students are accompanied by an adult or older sibling.


Traci, Kathy, and Nicole”


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