Madison Schools: targeted girl 'did what she was supposed to' | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- Madison City Schools is applauding the action
of a twelve-year-old student who alerted her bus driver after a man tried to
get her to come into his vehicle. The superintendent said they have programs to
teach children about this type of behavior.
could have been at a ballgame, a prom, anywhere," said Dr. Dee Fowler,
Superintendent of Madison City Schools. "This young lady did exactly what she
was supposed to do."
Fowler said the district provides programs
throughout the school year to educate students on potentially dangerous
situations. "We're driving home that you need to be in touch with your
surroundings at all times," he said. "Hopefully these are not just school
lessons, but life lessons."
The National Children's Advocacy Center said
many times, attackers do not stop at one victim. Sandra Barnes, the mother of
the young girl targeted Thursday, said her daughter had seen the man in the
area before. Madison Police said they don't have any other reports of the man trying to talk to other children, and he has no similar infractions on his criminal
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