Police Step Up Patrols Around School

School officials and police aren't taking any chances after a man tried to abduct a middle school student in Georgetown.

13-year-old Katelynn King was attacked as she walked to Georgetown Middle School on Wednesday morning.

She was able to fight the man off and he left the scene in a tan or gold mid-90's Buick sedan with a busted out driver's side tail light.

On Thursday, police stepped up patrols in the area, especially during times when students were coming and going.

Officers have met with school leaders and have also followed up on leads from other students who say they may have seen the man police are searching for.

Teachers are reminding students about stranger danger and what to do if they are placed in a similar situation.

School leaders emailed parents as soon as the incident happened Wednesday. On Thursday, they are sending home letters with a more detailed description and safety information.

If you recognize the man in the sketch, call Georgetown Police at 502-863-7820.

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  • by stacy Location: geoggetown ky on Feb 20, 2009 at 05:24 AM
    what i ment was that they need to walk out to the busses or call there parents.
  • by Anonymous Location: mt.sterling , ky. on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:45 AM
    Why did it take three months to become a problem? They said it started in December !
  • by Connie Location: Lexington on Feb 19, 2009 at 09:02 PM
    According to news stories, carrying pepper spray allowed Katelynn to fight off her attacker. Does the school system have a policy prohibit carrying pepper spray and might she have gotten in trouble at school. What a choice to make. I think that she made the correct one.
  • by Anonymous Location: Maysville on Feb 19, 2009 at 07:32 PM
    This girl is very lucky that she applied what she has been taught in a situation like this. If she had not fought this crazy man off, who knows what would have happened? Yeah, her poor mom would be barring her 3 months from now. Obviously for a man to attack her in such way; hes crazy. GMS has done great at their job at getting this mans pic out there..Thank God. I hope he is caught in the next few days.. Girls..get some mase.(pepper spray) SERIOUSLY..I have been saying that I need to get some..I think its high time that I do.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2009 at 03:19 PM
    Stacy, I don't get your comment...
  • by Lindsey Location: Lexington, Ky on Feb 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    Continued from my first comment. I just wanted to say I am glad that police officers and school officals really care about our children now because 15-18 years ago they could care less. Like I said above when we got to school and ran into to tell the Counselor and the Principal what had happened they just acted like we were lying they didn't care. They didn't call my parents or anything. We really got scared when we had to walk back home after school that day by ourselves. After this incident my parents hired an adult to walk us to and from school everyday to find that he started stalking us. We would point out to Gloria (the lady that walked us everyday) that, that was the man, BUt what could she do besides try to protect us, everybody didn't have cell phones back then. He eventaully left us alone. My point is, is that school officals didn't care as much then as they do now and I am thiankful for that because now being grown I have a 6 year old in school. I'm glad things have changed
  • by Lindsey Location: Lexington, Ky on Feb 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM
    It's great that police officers are stepping up patrols in the areas around schools. It;s also nice to hear that school officals are helping also. I am 27 years old now and am a mother of 2 children myself. Something similar to this happened to me and my step-brother when we attened Cardinal Valley Elementry school when I was in the 3rd grade. I remeber I went into the school and told them that a man tried to coach my brother into getting into his car with dirty magizines and candy. When my brother refused he looked over at me and grabbed me by my hair trying to pull me in the passenger seat of his car. My brother bit his hand to get him to release me, we ran to a neighbors back yard and hide from him. When we thought it would be safe we ran on to school where we told the Principal and th Counselor. They didn't do anything about it. They didn't notify our parents call the police. They did nothing. Of course our family was furious when we told them after having to walk back home alone.
  • by stacy Location: georgetown ky on Feb 19, 2009 at 10:42 AM
    what a great idea to take care of the girl!!!and be careful going to georgetown middle school.


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