POSTED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 3:45pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 3:46pm
Kemp, Texas (KETK) —
The Kemp Police Department has released a sketch of a man who allegedly entered the Kemp Junior High School and attempted to kidnap two girls.
According to the Kemp Independent School District, a man entered the Kemp Junior High on August 19th, and approached the two students in an inappropriate way.
Kemp ISD Superintendent, Sam Swierc, released the following statement found on the Kemp ISD website in regards to the incident:
"I am providing information to you parents, guardians, and school community members of students of Kemp ISD regarding an incident that occurred Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Kemp Junior High Campus. The district, along with the City of Kemp Police Department and The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department, is continuing their investigation of an unknown unauthorized person approaching a student in an inappropriate way. Let me be clear that there was no abduction, kidnapping or assault as some sources are indicating.
The district reaction to this incident is of a very serious nature. The procedure to deal with this situation is and continues to be appropriate and on-going. Several meetings during the summer as well as since the incident have been conducted with directors, principals, coaches and sponsors regarding the supervision, safety and security for all students.
The district has updated its Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). This plan will be posted on-line and available for anyone to view at the district website. The district has replaced and updated some of its security camera systems on the campuses with a new system being considered at the Primary campus. The district has requested assistance from our local and county law enforcement agencies to help with the beginning of school and having a continuing presence in the district.
As Superintendent of Kemp ISD, I am assuring all constituents of Kemp ISD that the district has been and will continue to be vigilant and maintain a constant effort to ensure that all measures to keep our children, staff and members of our school community safe and secure. This is our responsibility and we will adhere to the best practices of maintaining a protective environment for students of Kemp ISD and stakeholders at all times. Accountability for our students is our #1 priority. Anything less is unacceptable."
Sam Swierc, Superintendent
Although no kidnapping occurred, the Kemp Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying this individual and asking citizens to call 911 if they have any information.