School Messenger - For Walking Students

At approximately 12:00 pm this afternoon, near Margaret Wooding School, a student was approached by a strange man looking for money.  The student was not harmed and was not in danger, however they were scared.  The incident has been reported to the police, and authorities are looking into the matter.

As both Margaret Wooding and I.F. Cox both have many students who walk to and from school on a daily basis, we would like to provide some suggestions to help keep students safe. 

  • Please ensure that as you travel you stick to the sidewalks, rather than walking through alleyways.
  • Whenever possible, it is always a good idea to walk with friends to and from school. 
  • Stay alert.  Be aware of your surroundings and any people who may be in your area.  Take note of things that seem unusual.
  • Do not dawdle.  Head straight to school or home to check in with your parents.  Then make arrangements to play with friends.
  • Discuss with your parents what to do if you are feeling scared or uncomfortable along the walk.

As always, please ensure that you are teaching your children good safety practices as they become increasingly independent in life.  In this way, we can help to ensure that our children stay safe.

As we become aware of any changes or developments in this matter, we will work to keep parents notified.

Sincerely,

Craig Corsie, Margaret Wooding School
Catherine Usher, IF Cox School