Pasadena ISD is reminding parents to talk to their children about “stranger danger” safety after a student was abducted.
District officials said a girl had gotten off the school bus and was walking home when she was abducted by a man. It happened in the Clear Brooks Meadows subdivision Monday evening.
After becoming concerned that her daughter had not arrived home, the victim’s mother contact authorities and asked her friends and family to help search for the girl.
Authorities said the girl was later found and safely returned home.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident. Officials did not provide an age or gender for the student, nor did they provide a description of the suspect.
On Tuesday, the district said a letter would be sent home to parents with students in the South Belt area. Officials also said additional police officers have been added near the schools in the area, as well as in the Clear Brooks Meadows subdivision.
Pasadena ISD said teachers were talking to students about safety on Tuesday.
“We’re having direct conversations today in school,” said Renea Ivy-Sims with the Pasadena ISD. “It’s hugely important and we all have to do what we can to keep our kids safe.”
The district also encouraged parents to have a conversation about “stranger danger” with their kids.
Investigators hope to release a composite sketch of the suspect within the next few days.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Pasadena ISD police at 713-740-0200 or the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000.