Bill requires schools to have electronic alarms
Two weeks ago a man walked into Stephen F. Austin High School, 1700 Dumble Street, grabbed a girl, kissed her mouth and neck, and after she broke away, grabbed her again. She was able to get away safely. Two days later, the same man fondled another female student near the school grounds. HISD assistant chief Robert Mock says they have additional marked patrols and unmarked officers in the area trying to locate the suspect and talk to witnesses.
On Friday, state legislator Eddie Rodriguez introduced a bill that would require each school district to equip schools with three or more electronic alarms designed to be used to alert law enforcement in the event of an emergency. The alarm must be easy to activate and controlled by a button.
Katherine Cabaniss, Executive Director of Crime-Stoppers, says authorities believe the suspect is familiar with the area and may be known to area residents. He is identified as a Hispanic, about 5’5”, 200 lbs, with elaborate, distinguishing tattoos on his neck and shoulders.