Plano police hold safety meeting following attempted kidnapping

Plano police are making sure students know how to keep themselves safe after an attempted kidnapping near an elementary school last week.

At that time, police say a man tried to grab a 9-year-old boy near Daffron Elementary. The boy managed to get away and ran home.

Officers met with more than 100 parents and students in Plano Thursday night, where they discussed how to deal with strangers approaching students.

If approached by a stranger, Plano police told kids to make a scene, to scream, ‘This person is hurting me!' and run away.

Officers also said it is OK to bite a suspect.

While Plano police have increased school patrols, officers also encouraged parents to think of a secret "safe" word with their kids.

If the stranger doesn't know the word, police told kids to run and tell the closest adult.

Police say the suspect in the incident near Daffron Elementary last week is described as being bald, white, and of average height with a thin to medium build. He also had a thin black and gray mustache.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Plano Police Department at 972-941-2148. 

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