Carmel schools message parents about man's interaction with teens


Parents of students in Carmel Clay Schools received a message from the school's administration Wednesday, notifying them that police were investigating a male who was "approaching teenaged females in the community," giving them his phone number and other personal information.

The message said that, while none of the incidents had taken place on school property, they were happening in various public places in Carmel and other communities.

The message also indicated that police are trying determine "what possible criminal activities might be involved."

Here is the text of the message:

Hello Families,

We have been notified by local law enforcement officials that there is an adult male who is approaching teenaged females in the community and giving them his phone number and other social media information. While none of these interactions have taken place on school property, we wanted to let you know that they are occurring in various public places in our community and surrounding Hamilton County communities.

This week, our teachers are talking about this scenario and appropriate responses with all of our secondary students. Carmel High School actually performs these safety scenario drills on a monthly basis. Elementary students already receive education via our "Stranger Danger" program.

Please know that law enforcement is investigating this matter to determine what possible criminal activities might be involved.

We encourage you to talk to your children tonight about this and reinforce the need to be cautious and to report immediately anything that is suspicious or makes them uncomfortable to a responsible adult.

For parent talking points about protecting children, we invite you to visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's "Take 25" web page (

As always, the safety of our students is our primary concern. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Carmel Clay Schools