Dallas ISD Warns Parents About Armed Robberies of Students in Oak Cliff

Dallas ISD sent a letter to parents Friday warning them of a growing number of armed robberies of students in Oak Cliff.In the letter obtained by KXAS-TV (NBC 5), the district said it has seen an "increase in unwanted activity on or near certain campuses in Oak Cliff" in which robbers held students at gunpoint and forced them to hand over their phones. The letter did not specify which campuses or how many students had been affected by the robberies, but it said the students targeted were waiting alone or standing at a bus stop after school had been dismissed."If you have students who walk, ride the bus, or wait for an extended period of time to be picked up, please talk to them about being aware of their surroundings," the district said in the letter.The district also urged students to keep their phones hidden and to travel in pairs.Dallas ISD police will increase patrols Monday near some campuses in Oak Cliff, KTVT-TV (Channel 11) reported.Parents with questions or concerns may call the office for their child's school, the district said.  Continue reading...

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