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Omaha Public Schools receives three reports of child enticement

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 16:51:54-04

Omaha Public Schools has sent letters home with students regarding three separate reports of child enticement situations across the district. 

OPS tells KMTV the reports were in the areas of Omaha Benson High School, Omaha South High and Morton Magnet. 

The district says all three had some similarities. They all involved a driver in a vehicle approaching a secondary student and the driver trying to entice the student into the vehicle. 

The district says the students have acted appropriately by running to a nearby trusted adult. The incidents have been reported to the Omaha Police Department. 

The letter says the information has been shared with the impacted schools, but the district wants all OPS parents to be aware of the situation. 

They offer this advice: 

1. Walk with a buddy.

2. Always refuse to go anywhere with people you don’t know.

3. Students are not expected to help adults with directions or lost puppies or other items.

4. If a driver stops, and the driver attempts to ask for help, children should run away.

5. In potentially dangerous situations, students should make lots of noise to alert neighbors, run to a safe place or find an adult they can trust.
 
KMTV is working to learn more about the incidents and will provide any updates on air and online.