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16, 2013 Dear Parents, Before school today, two Edward Gonzales siblings walking near the park on Tower Northwest reported an attempted abduction. They said that a man in a black pickup truck tried to grab one of them and force her into the truck. The man was described as having short black hair, wearing sunglasses, a black shirt, black pants and black shoes. The students said there also was a woman in the truck. Fortunately, the student, a third grade girl, was able to get away with the help of her brother and was not seriously injured. They ran to the school crossing guard and were not chased by the man. Parents and both Albuquerque Police and APS Police were notified immediately after the students reported the incident at school. We take these sorts of incidents very seriously and will remind students of safety measures they can take. We also will be especially vigilant in the coming days to monitor people coming on or near the campus. We also ask for your help. Parents, please talk to your student about not talking to strangers. Remind them that running away is a good plan. Screaming and calling for help is a good plan. Tell your child not to ever talk to anyone they don’t know or to someone who offers them a ride (or candy, or a prize, etc.) and to get away fast. We also have to remind our students not to go close to people who ask for help. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you have any information to share. Thank you for your attention. Richard Cisneros, Principal