CHICKASHA, Okla. – Grady County parents are on high alert tonight after an elementary school student came home from school with a terrifying story during one of the first weeks of school.
The 10-year-old ran home to tell her parents that someone tried to kidnap her during her short walk home from Lincoln Elementary.
She told police she was approached by a stranger asking if she wanted a ride.
The student’s mother Amanda Keith says, “She knew that wasn’t somebody she knew and she just put her head down and ran like no I’m not coming with you and take off.”
Amanda Keith’s daughter ran in the house to tell her what happened. They immediately called police who called the school district.
They didn’t waste any time taking to Facebook saying, “Parents and teachers beware!”
Superintendent David Cash says, “It scares you to death.”
Fortunately Amanda Keith’s 10-year-old knew exactly what to do, but Cash can’t help but think what if she didn’t.
“It was a really good opportunity for our teachers to talk about stranger danger,” says Cash. “This lesson is far more important than how we’re going to turn our papers in or what side of the hall we’re working on.”
They both say everyone in the community is now keeping a closer eye on their little ones.
Amanda Keith says, “Just be careful and watch your babies.”
“This kind of a person, they’ll try this again,” says Cash. “We just want to make sure that they get caught.”
Amanda Keith’s daughter described that stranger as a white male in his 30’s with blonde hair.
She told police he was driving a large white pick-up.
Chickasha police are still on the lookout for him so if you see anything, they urge you to give them a call at (405) 222-6050.