Parents are being warned after an alleged attempted abduction of a student from a local school in the Ballinteer area. 

The incident took place last Friday, November 9 at around 4.30pm as a 15-year-old boy from Wesley College was going home from a work experience placement on the Ballinteer Road area of Dundrum.

In a letter sent to parents, school principal Christopher Woods, wrote: “I would ask you to have a discussion with your child/children about this and ask them to be aware and to take due care, when walking to and from school.”

Gardai told Dublin Gazette that they are investigating the alleged suspicious approach and that enquiries are ongoing.

Cllr Lettie Mc Carthy (Lab) is calling on locals to be extra vigilant when out walking.

She told Dublin Gazette: “This must have been a very frighten
ing experience for the youngster involved and I am relieved that they had the wherewithal to remain safe.

“I would share the advice from Mr Woods and hope similar letters will be sent from other schools in the area.

“All of us should be aware when walking, especially on our own, and avoid wearing earphones or using our phones which can be a distraction and prevent us from being alert to our surroundings,” she said.