That's according to Patricia Wool, the superintendent for the Walnut Creek School District. She was passing along to parents in her school district a warning from Dick Niccol, her counterpart in the Mt. Diablo School District. Apparently, some man approached a student at Pleasant Hill Middle School at about 2:35 p.m. and offered to take him to his mother. The boy, using his wits, declined, and notified authorities.
Here are more details about the strange guy from Wool's email, plus her advisory that principals would be talking to students to not talk to strangers.
That warning must have already taken place at Walnut Creek Middle School. My son, when I picked him up yesterday, mentioned something about this incident. He didn't know when or where it had happened, other than at a middle school. He was spot-on about the fact that the strange guy had used that age-old pervert ploy of "I'm going to take you to your mother."
Dear Walnut Creek School Community,
I received an email from Dick Nicoll, Superintendent in Mt. Diablo School District, concerning a possible student abduction attempt at Pleasant Hill Middle School (next to the County library.) A man approached a male student in his PE clothes. He called to the student and said, "I need to show you the new meeting spot for your mom." The man was a white male with gray hair, grey mustache, and a thick accent. A woman, with a nose ring, was with the man. The boy walked away. The Pleasant Hill Police Department was informed. Principals will all be reminding students not to talk to strangers or go with strangers for any reasons. I wanted to ensure that all parents were aware of this
Patricia Wool, Ed.D.
Walnut Creek School District