Cobb school officials issue safety warnings to parents, students

Cobb school officials are warning parents and their children to take safety precautions in their travels to and from school - triggered by "a suspicious incident" on Aug. 20.

This incident was reported in the Osborne High School neighborhood about a mile from the school on Birchwood, involving a person or persons in a dark sedan vehicle who may have approached a female student.

While police are investigating, Cobb school officials are asking parents to "please make (sure) your child is aware of the importance of safety on the walk to and from school . . . as this incident and others are reported."

Also involving a dark sedan on Aug. 20, a similar incident was reported near Lindley Middle School in Mableton.

Considering student safety their "top priority . . . at all times," Cobb school officials ask parents to remind their children that – at any age - it is important to be mindful of safety when coming to and from school.

"Encourage your child to:

  • Not talk to strangers,
  • Walk in groups,
  • Go straight home,
  • Report any suspicious activity or people,
  • Remember: safety first at all times."

Cobb school officials say, "The Osborne community works with local law enforcement and residents, as well as parents, to provide a safe and secure environment for students to live, work and play. We appreciate your support and will keep you informed of any updates."

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