• Parents warned after attempted kidnapping of DeKalb middle school student


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Students, parents and police are on alert after a 6th grade girl said a man tried to kidnap her at her bus stop.

    The girl told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield that the man tried to grab her at Nielsen Court and Nielsen Drive in DeKalb County Tuesday morning.

    She was on her way to Freedom Middle School, about 12 minutes away. A letter was also sent to students at nearby Jolly Elementary and Clarkston High schools.

    The girl told police a man driving a gold Nissan got out of his car and tried to kidnap her while she waited for her school bus. She told Byfield about how she fought the man off.

    “Grabbed me by the arm, and I jerked back and I kicked him and I ran for help,” the girl said.

    The Freedom Middle School principal said the police department immediately began an investigation and school bus drivers are on notice to monitor their routes.

    School officials asked parents to walk their kids to their bus stops on Wednesday.

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