Another student robbed near Dallas high school

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Another Dallas high school student was robbed at gunpoint in the area where police have already made two arrests.

The most recent robbery happened on March 8 about a block away from the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in East Oak Cliff.

According to a letter sent to parents, someone robbed a student at gunpoint after school and took their backpack near Interstate 35 and East 8th Street. The student was not hurt and immediately called the police.

The robbery happened just a day after police arrested two people for a string of similar incidents.

Christopher Wade, 18, and Roshun Dixon, 17, are charged for three of six reported robberies involving students in the area since February. Dixon's mugshot isn't available because he is still considered a minor.

Police said the other robberies targeted students near Kimball High School, Holmes Middle School and Roosevelt High School. 

In most cases, the students were held at gunpoint and forced to hand over their belongings, particularly their cellphones.

The principal at Townview is asking parents to remind their children to be aware of their surroundings and keep their cellphones hidden.

One mom that FOX 4 News spoke to said the continued robberies are concerning.

"I've been concerned because my daughter catches the city bus backwards and forwards to school. And I've been telling her, 'Make sure you put your phone up.' It's sad that the kids are getting robbed for their backpacks and their telephones," said Ethenia Udensi, whose daughter attends school in the area.

Luis Torres is concerned for his 15-year-old son who’s a student at Townview Center. Torres picks his son up every day, but has also told him to be aware of his surroundings. And if someone does try to rob him, he told his son to comply.

“That’s a really good school. It’s one of the top schools for kids,” Torres said. “So for them to be going through that, the kids work so hard. And then for them to go through that is just so sad.”

Townview Center first notified on Monday about the incident that happened before Spring Break and provided safety tips for parents to discuss with their children. The district suggested for students walking home to keep their cell phones hidden, walk with a buddy, be aware of their surroundings and to avoid contact with strangers.

Dallas police have not said if it will step up patrols around the school. DISD PD made their presence known in and around the school on Tuesday.

Police said they are still looking for suspects. They have not yet said if this most recent incident is related to those other cases.