MPD warning not passed along to all parents
Some D.C. and Montgomery County parents are on alert Friday night after a warning email went out about two suspicious people driving around trying to get young girls to get in their car.
But some parents say not everyone got the warning e-mail.
D.C. police put out the notice after a call officers received Wednesday from a tipster stating someone he knew was "...riding around D.C. and Maryland trying to pick up young girls."
Police also gave a description: The couple were in a grey 2012 Nissan Rogue with New Jersey tags V91CCC.
A department spokesperson said the information was immediately passed along to D.C. Public Schools and D.C. Public Charter Schools.
“When you get a you a report from the Metropolitan Police Department, you pay attention to that,” says Martha Cutts the head of the Washington Latin Public Charter School, who said she informed parents.
The warning went on to name the suspects, saying: “Willie Miles and his wife Saundra Frazier were riding around schools..." with the intent to pick up young girls along Georgia Avenue to Silver Spring.
But the police warning was a complete surprise to some parents at Barnard Elementary in NW.
Barnard Elementary is just four blocks from the warning area. The principal at Barnard, a spokesperson explained, decided against sharing the information.
D.C. schools said word was passed along to all principals who in turn decided whether or not to inform parents.