Putnam Co. "Tardy" in Informing Parents of Attempted Abduction
Published August 27th, 2013
Parents in Putnam County just found out about a criminal preying on children walking to school after the Sheriff's Office neglected to inform the School District.
A teenager girl was walking to school Monday morning was attacked by a man but she managed to fight him off and run to tell Palatka High School resource deputies.
School officials learned of this news when we showed up for an interview Tuesday.
The Superintendent of Schools recorded a voice message to be sent out to parents this afternoon.
"This is scary. And that's why were taking the action we're taking and make sure that parents help us learn the child in what they should do in case someone should come up to them."
Sheriff's deputies and school officials both say something like this hasn't happened in their county in recent memory.
The student got a really good look at her attacker.
She described him as a black male, medium build, six feet tall with a small scar on the side of his mouth wearing black pants, a blue hoodie and white Reebok shoes with red shoe laces and white trim.
Lauren Lettelier, TV 20 News.
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