At 7:30 this morning
an eighth grader walking to the John Deere middle school was grabbed by a man she didn't know. A
similar situation happened at Wilson middle school when a female student was
approached by a man dressed as a woman.
to school, as much as we take it for granted, is a dangerous business, we just
don't know what's out there," says Chris Lopez, Assistant Principal.
were called and emailed about what happened at both schools.
was pretty shaken up. I was glad I take my kids to school and pick them up,"
says Michelle Kessler, a Moline parent.
man lurking at Wilson middle school was arrested.
for the John Deere school suspect, he's still on the run.
assistant principal says he wants to ensure parents that the school is safe.
around our building right now is very safe. Everybody is treating it as a very
isolated incident and we want to make sure we really hammer that home," says
we talked to say they are grateful for the phone call.
are still freaked out by the double incident.
is not something that I take lightly and it's not anything that anybody should.
It's ridiculous the ways things are anymore," says Kelly Cox, a Moline parent.
we talked to say they're going to be extra careful now.
will not let me kids walk to school because of reasons like this. Even if they
only live like 2 blocks away I will not let them walk alone," says Cox.
A police officer was at every Moline school for
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