Safety

Unmarked school bus attempts to pick up children at bus stop

Posted on October 30, 2009

HUDSON, Wis. On Oct. 16, Superintendent of Schools Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten released a suspicious person alert for the Hudson School District, describing an incident in which the driver of an unmarked small yellow school bus tried to pick up elementary students at their bus stop.

According to the statement, the female driver told students she was picking them up because the regular bus had broken down. The students did not board the bus and are safe, and law enforcement and school staff have been notified. The district has also requested additional police surveillance around the schools during bus pick-up and drop-off times.

Bowen-Eggebraaten urged parents to talk to their children about safety and what to do if approached by an unfamiliar adult, especially when traveling to and from school. If a child is approached by an unfamiliar adult, parents should contact law enforcement and the child's school.

Information about protective behaviors reviewed at school is posted on the Hudson School District's Website at www.hudson.k12.wi.us.

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