Parents were given a warning after a high school student in Redmond reported being approached by a stranger, offering a ride.
The student told police he got off the bus Monday afternoon near Southwest 33rd Street and Indian Avenue when the stranger offered him a ride.
Police investigated but were unable to find the person.
They're urging parents to make sure children know what to do if a stranger approaches them.
The Sisters School District learned of the incident from Redmond police and shared this list of safety tips:
The items listed below are some suggested procedures to be used as guidelines for discussion with your children regarding “Safety with Strangers.”
1. Do not accept candy or gifts from strangers.
2. Do not accept rides with strangers or people you do not know very well.
3. Do not walk or play alone. Walk with a friend or in a group.
4. Go directly home after school.
5. Never go anywhere without telling your parents first.
6. Be cautious when approached by strangers. If a stranger stops to ask a question, you should WALK AWAY. NEVER go over to a stranger or their car, for ANY reason.
7. Tell your parents or teacher immediately about a suspicious person
8. Seek assistance if a stranger forces attention upon you. If someone is following you, run to a house where you think someone is at home and pound on the door and yell. You can also run inside a building such as a store, where there are people. Ask someone to call the police immediately. Do not run into a woods, park or shrub area.
9. If possible, get the license number of any car that is following you and tell the police immediately. They may be able to catch the car before it leaves the neighborhood. But never wait around to get the number of description of the car. RUN FIRST.
10. If you call the police, it would help them to know the following information:
a)The address where you are.
b)The license number and description or the car.
c)The description of the person.
Again, don’t wait around to get this information. Run first. You can reach help of any kind by calling 911 if it is an emergency.