Kyle student avoids truck in safety incident 

By Sahar Chmais
An 11-year-old Wallace Middle School student was walking to her bus stop Friday morning when she was approached by a stranger, a man, driving a black truck.
The student got away, according to the Kyle Police Department. She reported the incident to an adult, who then contacted the police.
Kyle Police Department and Hays CISD are working together to investigate the incident.
If residents know anything about the incident, which occurred in the area of Arbor Knot Drive at approximately 6:45 a.m., they are asked to contact the Kyle Police Department at 512-268-3232. Residents may also submit information online at www.p3tips.com.
Hays CISD also asks of parents and caregivers to speak with their children about safety. Information, including videos, tip sheets, scenarios and activities for students are available through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Visit www.missingkids.org/education/kidssmartz#overview.
Reporting out-of-the-ordinary or blatantly wrong behavior to a trusted adult – parent, teacher, school employee or law enforcement officer – is important, said Tim Savoy, Hays CISD chief communication officer.
“We know receiving information like this can be very unsettling for parents,” Savoy added. “Know, however, that we live in a community that cares for one another and places the highest importance on safety. Every school day, there is an army of law enforcement officers, bus drivers, parents, and others who are out and about on phones and radios, working to keep our students safe on their way to and from school.”

 

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Sahar Chmais holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been covering cities in Hays County for one year, touching on residents' struggles and successes, city issues, COVID-19 and more. Prior to reporting on the local spectrum, Sahar reported for a national news organization, covering gun violence. Sahar enjoys working as a local reporter because she gets to work with real people and their stories.

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