Mt. Diablo Unified parents Monday night received an automated phone call and safety reminder after two female sixth-graders told El Dorado Middle school officials a stranger asked them to get into his car on their way to school.
Concord High School principal Gary McAdam sent out the following safety announcement:
This afternoon two sixth grade girls notified the El Dorado Middle School administrators that a Latino male in a black car stopped them on the way to school this morning and asked them to get into his vehicle. they said no and walked away. A school resource officer met with the girls and took down their information.
The purpose of this phone call is to ask you to remind your children not to speak with strangers in cars while going to and from school. If a stranger bothers them on the way to school they should tell administration immediately upon arriving at school and not to wait until the afternoon to report the incident because they might have forgotten important details.
is located at 1750 West Street, adjacent to , which is at 4200 Concord Boulevard.
The Concord Police Department could not immediately be reached for comment.
Walnut Creek police have been investigating incidents in which a man in his sixties offered a ride home to a Walnut Creek Intermediate student March 14, and then made an unwanted advance to the same student the next day on a trail behind the school.