Here’s a note home sent by a school in suburban Maryland — the same county where the Meitiv kids were picked up twice for walking home from the park unchaperoned:
February 8, 2017
I am sending this letter to inform the _____ community of an event that occurred at one of the _____ Middle School bus stops, near Hitching Post and Old Stage, on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 after dismissal. A student reported that, while at the bus stop, an adult male followed a group of students for about a block. He made no verbal or physical contact with students.
The Montgomery County Public Schools’ Safety and Security office, and the Montgomery County Police were notified. When students are walking to the bus or school, encourage them to walk in pairs or groups and to walk in areas where passersby can easily observe them. Please remind them to call the police if they see any suspicious activity.
Thank you for your cooperation and support. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
It was signed by the principal. So now we have a spiral: Society warns kids about stranger danger, so when they see a stranger, they feel danger. They report this to the school, which reports it back to the parents, who are exhorted to remind their children of…stranger danger. It’s like those weird pictures of the mirror in the mirror in the mirror.
And who’s always in the mirror? An ADULT MALE. The worst kind. – L