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Posted May 8, 2012

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Students Encouraged to Stay out of Arroyos

Assault near Eldorado High School has police asking parents to talk to their students about safety while walking to and from school.

A female was attacked Tuesday morning in the concrete arroyo that crosses under Juan Tabo just south of the Eldorado High School campus.

The Albuquerque Police Department and Albuquerque Public Schools Police Department are working in cooperation to search for the attacker and to keep the arroyos, surrounding neighborhoods and schools safe. APD has increased patrol of the area and is using robots and dogs to explore ditches and culverts. 

Police are looking for a person of interest who is described as a white male in his early 20s with a stocky build, about 5'4", blue eyes, brown crew cut and tattoos on his neck and arms. Police have asked that anyone who has information about this person contact them at 242-COPS.

APS Police have notified all schools in the area and have increased campus security. Eldorado parents as well as the parents of students who attend neighborhood schools have been made aware of the attack, and students are being asked to be extra careful as they walk to and from school. Students are being asked to stay away from the arroyos, culverts and ditches; walk along the main streets; and walk in pairs or groups.

Student safety is always of foremost concern at Albuquerque Public Schools. Parents are encouraged to talk to their students about staying safe as they walk to and from school.

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