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Tarkanian Middle School student followed by vehicle with multiple men

LAS VEGAS - Clark County School District Police and Metro Police are investigating an incident in which a Tarkanian Middle School student was followed by a vehicle that had multiple men in it.

The vehicle, a late-model 1990s Ford, started following the student at the intersection of Cactus and Jones. However, the student was able to make it to school unharmed.

The following message was sent to parents:

Dear Tarkanian Families,

The safety of our students is the number one priority at Tarkanian Middle School. As always, we want to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community.

This morning on the way to school, one of our students was followed by a suspicious vehicle. Details provided by police this evening indicate the vehicle was occupied by multiple adult males that were driving a late-model 1990’s white Ford Ranger with a camper shell and tinted windows. The vehicle started following the student at the intersection of Cactus and Jones. The student made it safely to the front office of the school where both the Clark County School District Police and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department immediately began to investigate.

This incident serves as an important opportunity to remind our students of safe practices when walking to and from our school. The following are reminders that will help you discuss safety with your child.

Walk in groups to and from school.
Never take rides from strangers.
If you are approached by a stranger, keep a safe distance and think of a direction to run if needed.
Shout and yell as loud as you can.
Never give out your name or address to people you do not know. This is especially true on the Internet.
Run to a safe place, i.e., school, church, store, etc.
Always let your parents or guardians know where you are. Take the same route to school every day.
Be sure you know your parents’ full names, addresses, and phone numbers.
If possible, get a license plate number.

No other details were released.



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