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A courageous little eight-year-old girl stood up against her kidnapper when she was walking with her sisters on Thursday morning toward her Bronx elementary school.
NY Daily News reported that the attempted abduction happened outside of Public School 33, and left the school on extremely high alert.
According to DNAinfo.com, an unidentified man got out of his car, approached the group of sisters, grabbed the victim’s arm, and demanded that she go with him.
The little girl shouted, “No!” as she pulled back.
The girls proceeded to run up the steps to the school as the man jumped into his vehicle and sped off.
The police were immediately called, and Lynette Santos, the school’s principle wrote a letter to parents.
The letter urges parents to insist their children travel in groups and refrain from using headphones, iPods, or other electronics when they are walking to school.
Some parents were angered that they weren’t notified by the school and instead learned about the abduction through the media. However, all are in unison that the school and parents should both do the best they can in keeping their children safe.