Female student abducted Nov. 11, escapes unharmed

By JEFF BURKHEAD
jeff@theheraldtimes.com
MEEKER I Police are investigating the abduction last week of a Meeker High School girl.
The girl, who was not identified, was not harmed.
“I don’t have a lot of information,” said Meeker Police Chief Bob Hervey. “It was a young girl at the high school who made a report that some guys forced her into a car. They drove a couple of blocks before she was able to get out of the car. We are investigating. We’re doing everything we can and talking to everybody we can talk to.”
The incident occurred Nov. 11 during the lunch hour.
“No weapon was involved,” Hervey said, adding the girl did not know her abductors.
Asked if the vehicle the abductors were driving had local or out-of-county or out-of-state plates, Hervey said, “I’d rather not say on that.”
There were four males in the vehicle.
“They were all adults as far as I know,” Hervey said.
The police chief said the incident was a reminder for students “to be aware of their surroundings and not talk to strangers.”
A letter from the elementary school was sent to parents of students, following last week’s abduction.
“In light of this incident, we felt it was prudent to inform you all of what we know, so that we can all discuss with our children safe strategies for walking home from school,” said Meeker Elementary Principal Jason Hightower.
The school included the following safe strategies:
• Walking with a buddy.
• Being aware of your surroundings.
• Walk on streets that others commonly use for walking.
• Make sure your parents always know where you are and what you are doing.