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Schoolgirl uses code word to thwart attempted abduction
Ajax schoolgirl uses code word to thwart attempted abduction
Ten-year-old Ajax girl uses code word to protect herself when strange man appears at her school, saying he was sent by her mom to drive her home.
A 10-year-old Ajax girl sensed something suspicious when a man she didn’t know appeared outside her school and said he was sent by her mother to pick her up.
The Applecroft Public School student asked him for a prearranged code word her parents had given her.
“He said the wrong word,” Det. Dave Mason of Durham Regional Police said Wednesday. “She said, ‘That’s not it,’ and she walked away.”
“It illustrates the importance of safety planning with your kids,” Mason said, adding that no arrests have yet been made in the Monday incident.
The girl told police there was a female sitting in the man’s car in the school parking lot.
As the couple drove away, the girl managed to get a description of the car and memorized some of its licence number, Mason said.
She also provided police with a description of the couple.
Full article at link http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/20...abduction.html
+1 for solid parenting.