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Students and Safety First!

Dear Parents,

At William Ford we take great pride in the academic achievement of our students, the professionalism of staff, and our ability to work together as a community to maintain a safe and orderly school environment.

Today, a few students shared conflicting stories with staff members that a strange man in a car with two school-aged kids in the backseat was yelling threatening comments to students on the playground from his car.  Fortunately, the students were safe and no one was harmed. We immediately contacted the Dearborn Police and provided them with the details shared by the students.

Keeping our school a safe place helps to keep our neighborhood safe and as parents you play a big part in helping us in this effort. Please use this experience to talk to your children about how to stay safe when they are walking to school or playing on the neighborhood.  Here are a few helpful reminders:

  • Never talk to a stranger.
  • Never get into a car with a stranger.
  • Never talk to a stranger who is looking for his/her lost pet.
  • Children should walk to and from school with other children.
  • Always report suspicious characters to parents, teachers and the police.
  • If approached by a stranger, run in the opposite direction and tell an adult.

Every day, all of us here at William Ford work to make sure our school is a safe place for your children. By working together and keeping an open line of communication, we can ensure that our school, homes, and neighborhood will remain safe for all of us.


David Higgins                                                                                                                                                  P

Principal, William Ford Elementary

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