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Important safety reminders following Albany arrest

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 7, 2017) -- The Albany County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI Child Exploitation Taskforce made an arrest in Albany on June 5 in a case that involves charges of child pornography. Law enforcement officials arrested Christopher Pratt, 53, at his residence at 982 Western Ave., near Eagle Point Elementary School. Pratt was arraigned June 6 on felony charges involving child pornography.

           

Law enforcement officials indicate that Pratt told them that since the 1990s he has exposed himself to several hundred victims throughout the United States. They have asked, and the City School District of Albany would encourage, that anyone who has been a victim of these crimes or may have information on the matter contact the Albany County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit at (518) 765-2351. 

 

The safety of all of our students is a top priority throughout the City School District of Albany. We ask parents and guardians to review the following safety tips with the entire family. These tips are intended to keep children safe anytime they are out in the community without adult supervision.

 

   -- NEVER WALK ALONE – Walk with a family member, an older student or with a group of students.

   -- DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS – If approached by a stranger RUN immediately to the nearest store or crossing guard and tell an adult about it.

   -- COME TO SCHOOL ON TIME – Sometimes being late is unavoidable. Parents and guardians, on those occasions please escort your children into the school building and be

       certain of their safe arrival.

   -- WALK AGAINST TRAFFIC SO YOU CANNOT BE FOLLOWED – It takes time for a driver to turn around and it will give you a head start.

   -- TELL SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY – If you have had something happen to you, have had an experience or seen something that made you feel uncomfortable or scared, or if you have

       information, tell school officials or your parents immediately.

 

Please review this information with your children and impress upon them the importance of avoiding strangers. You also can download this information in a letter from Interim Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. The district is mailing the letter to all district families.

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves nearly 9,700 students in 17 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

         
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