From Principal Keven Wynkoop,
To Ballard Families,
I wanted to notify everyone about a concerning incident that took place at school around 11:30 this morning. A female student was walking back onto campus returning from lunch. She observed a man in a red pick-up truck follow her into the school’s north parking lot and stop at the curb near the gym. As she was walking by the truck, he exited the vehicle, approached her from behind and slapped her butt.
Although the student escaped without anything further happening, we are quite concerned about this incident and wanted to alert our community.
Description of the man: 30 to 35 years old, Hispanic Male, Average Size, No Facial Hair
Description of the truck: Shiny Red, 2 Door Pick Up Truck with a white sticker on the back window, Possibly a Dodge
If you see a person and truck matching this description, please notify the police and/or call the school to report it. The license plate number would be especially worthwhile. Do not approach the vehicle if you see it, but sending a picture to school officials would be helpful.
I do not want to overly alarm our community, but the safety of our students is our top priority. This is a good reminder to not walk by yourself and stay alert to your surroundings. If you have any questions or concerns, call the school at 206-252-1000 and ask for Security or an Administrator.