Greene County School District Placed on Lockdown after Abduction Attempt

(GREENE CO.) – A Greene County school district is on lockdown after an attempted abduction.

According to the Bloomfield School District website, school administrators placed the school on lockdown after the Bloomfield Police Department reported an attempted abduction of an adult female.

As a precaution, school leaders placed the school on lockdown.

Dear BSD Parents/Guardians,

Shortly after 12:00 PM today, Friday, August 23rd school administration was notified by Bloomfield Police Department of an attempted abduction of an adult female walking within town. Upon notification and as a precaution, school administrators placed our campus on an external lockdown. Students at recess and also our seniors attending a lunch in the park were brought back inside the building. Students needing to leave will be escorted to their vehicles and parents needing to pick up their student will be required to contact the respective school office and their student will be escorted to the parent/guardian.

We would like to reassure parents our school was not targeted and our students and staff are safe. Bloomfield School District will continue to follow our lockdown protocol through the end of school today.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Jeff Gibboney

Superintendent

The post says students at recess and seniors attending a lunch in a park were brought back inside the building.

Students needing to leave will be escorted to their vehicles and parents needing to pick up their students will have to contact the school office so the child can be escorted out.

Leaders say the school was not targeted. The lockdown was an act of caution to keep children safe.

Bloomfield Police say a 22-year-old female reported that an older white male grabbed her arm after she approached his vehicle and attempted to get her to go with him in the area between Seminary and Lewis streets on Spring Street. Police say the female was able to get away and called police.

Police are looking for anyone in that area who may have video capturing the attempt to contact the department by calling 812-384-4411 opt. 1 and request to speak with a Bloomfield officer.

The suspect was in a green Kia Soul or Scion Xb.

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