Guidance counselling offered after attempted abduction

WYREEMA State School principal Sandra Tetzlaff is reminding parents to talk to their children about stranger danger after an attempted child abduction of two young girls on Monday about 5pm.

In a letter sent home to parents yesterday and posted online, she said staff had addressed the school and reinforced the Wyreema State School expectations around safety.

The guidance officer has been made available to students on request.

"Your child may need some support and or reassurance at this time, and it may be a good opportunity for parents to revisit safety behaviours," she said in the letter.

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"The whole school community will continue to be vigilant regarding student safety at all times of the school day."

A list of reminders on safety was also included in the letter.

A Cambooya resident who did not want to be identified said she called police on Monday night about 10.30pm after her two young boys reported two people with torches at their windows.

The 23-year-old said she thought the two incidents could be connected and was worried for her children's safety regardless.

"My son was horrified to the point he was white. He ran into the lounge room screaming," she said.

"There are a lot of houses with kids in Cambooya."

Investigators are appealing to witnesses of the attempted abduction on Umbiram Rd near the Wyreema Store to contact Toowoomba detectives on 4631 6355 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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