Followup: Denny, Sealth principals’ note about flasher incident

January 7, 2014 at 11:18 am | In Crime, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 4 Comments

As reported here very early today, another local student has reported encountering a “flasher.” Her mother e-mailed us late last night, reporting that it happened while her daughter was walking from Denny International Middle School on Monday afternoon when it happened a few blocks west. Denny principal Jeff Clark just shared this letter he and adjoining Chief Sealth International Middle School principal Aida Fraser-Hammer are sending to families:

January 7, 2014

Dear Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School Students and Families,

We are writing with an important safety update regarding walking to and from school.

An incident occurred yesterday, Monday, January 6: A Denny student was walking home between the times of 2:30 and 2:45 PM when a man in a car exposed himself to her. This lewd incident occurred near the intersection of 30th Avenue Southwest and Kenyon.

Our student did a great job by running away and calling her mother, who quickly informed the police, who are now actively investigating the incident. Today, Seattle Public Schools security staff will be in that same area after school during both Denny and Sealth dismissal times.

We would like to encourage all of our families to discuss personal safety walking to and from school with your child. Notifying parents, school staff, and the police right away is very important and is very much appreciated any time anything of concern happens. We are all here to help with whatever the situation might be. Thank you for all that you do in support of our students.

Sincerely,

Jeff Clark, Denny International Middle School Principal
Aida Fraser-Hammer, Chief Sealth International School Principal

So far, as noted in our first story, there is no description of the man.

4 Comments

  1. This is terrible.

    Comment by Bobloblaw — 7:46 pm January 7, 2014 #

  2. Thus far have rec’d zero robocall or email letter. Sealth response email after recent rape was days late and extremely unimpressive.

    We can and must do better.

    Comment by Leslie — 8:35 pm January 7, 2014 #

  3. @Leslie, I received an email at 11:00 a.m. yesterday and there was a robocall on the machine when I got home from work. Perhaps the school does not have your correct contact info?

    Comment by Mel — 1:43 pm January 8, 2014 #

  4. Sealth or Denny?

    Comment by Leslie — 8:29 am January 9, 2014 #

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