Whitman Middle School issues alert after stranger offers student a ride home

Whitman Middle School notified parents and families of an incident in which a student was approached and offered a ride from a stranger on their way home after school yesterday. At about 2:40 p.m., the student was walking home when a person in a dark blue car stopped and offered a ride. The incident happened near the Olympic Manor sign at 85th and 23rd, according to the school. The student ran home and reported the situation to their parents immediately afterward, and then returned to school with their parents to alert staff members, who contacted the police.

Whitman sent the following message to parents:

We encourage you to take this opportunity to talk with your students about how to keep safe– never get into a car with a stranger, avoid walking alone, and if a stranger approaches – run way and notify a parent or school staff member.

If you have any additional information about the incident, contact Seattle Police.

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