Baldivis primary school urges vigilance after man seen acting suspiciously

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THE principal of a Baldivis primary school has asked parents and students to be cautious after a man was spotted acting suspiciously near the school grounds.

In a letter sent dated today, principal Steph McDonald said the matter had been reported to police.

She urged children to be extra careful when walking to and from school, and said anything suspicious should be reported to the parents, the school or police.

Among the tips she urged children follow were:

– always travel in a group

– walk on the right hand side of the road so they face oncoming traffic

– wherever possible, leave space between them and the roadway

– stay in areas that are well lit

– stay in view; avoid going into areas that are hidden from view (such as parkland or bush, or behind shopping centres) and plan trips to avois such locations

– be alert: headphones can reduce awareness considerably

– if they have a mobile phone, have it turned on and ready to dial an emergency number

– if a passing car stops nearby, never get too close

– do not hesitate to run from a situation in which they feel at risk

– provide this advice to brothers and sisters, especially if they are younger

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