This is David Grimes, Director of Personnel and Student Services for Center Joint Unified School District.
This morning, January 18, the Twin Rivers Police Department took a report at Oak Hill Elementary School of the following:
An Oak Hill student was on her way to school at approximately 8:30 a.m. when she was approached from behind by a person who fits the following description: an African American male in his late teens or early twenties, approximately 5'6", average build, wearing a black hoodie, and possibly intoxicated. The suspect did not say anything to the student, but grabbed her by the shoulder. The student reacted by hitting the suspect in the face and kicking him in the groin, and then ran to a friend's house.
The suspect was last seen walking along Dianne Drive in the direction of Pokelma Park.
Local law enforcement agencies have been made aware and have been actively searching for the suspect. As a precaution, we have also requested and received an increased presence of law enforcement in the area throughout the day. School activities have proceeded according to their normal schedule.
We ask that if any of you were in the vicinity of Dianne Drive and North Loop Blvd. around 8:30 a.m., and heard or saw anything unusual, that you please report this to the Twin Rivers Police Department at 566-2777. That number again is 566-2777.
As always, the safety of every student in our District is of top priority to us. We thank you for your assistance in helping keep our students safe.