Teen abducted, forced into car while walking to school

Stranger attempted to assault teen walking to school; she got away

By Jennifer Bauer - Reporter, Courtney Zavala - Houston Life host, Jill Courtney

HOUSTON - Extra security will be on hand Wednesday at James Madison High School after a student reported to the principal she was abducted while walking to school the day before.

Houston police were called Tuesday morning to the school in the 13700 block of White Heather Drive.

School officials told Local 2 a stranger forced the teen into his car, drove her to an undisclosed location and attempted to assault her. She fought him off, ran away and got help at the school.

The incident happened about a mile and a half away from the school.

"It makes me scared. It's scary," said Alicia Gutierrez, whose grandchildren attend the high school. "You can't even trust anybody these days."

The principal called and left a recorded message for parents Tuesday night letting them know about the incident, telling them a suspect has been identified and they are increasing patrols in the area.

The possible suspect has not been arrested. Houston police are investigating.

"Please know that we take these situations very seriously," principal Sonya Williams said in her message to parents. "The safety of our students is always top priority."

Principal Williams is telling students to be careful when walking to and from school, and to call the police or 911 if they see anything suspicious.

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