BIA Incident Update

02 Nov, 2017

November 1, 2017

Dear Parents,

At 7:30 am this morning an alleged off-campus incident occurred in which two Bell Intermediate students were approached by an older white male in a silver car. Soon after, the students arrived safely at school. The district immediately contacted the Martinsville Police Department and are still working with them on this active investigation. We will share more details as they become available.

We are deeply concerned about this incident and will work to communicate with our students about strangers and safety.

Parents, please remind your children to:

-walk in pairs or groups
-be aware of your surroundings
-use direct routes to and from school
-do not accept rides from strangers
-we will have extra police around school tomorrow for morning drop off
-if students see anything suspicious, to report it to the uniformed officers at school or staff that are assigned outside school buildings.

Please contact us with any question.

Dr. Moore