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EVERETT MOM

Boston, MA

#1 Oct 5, 2012
What is wrong on with EPD. My son and his friends walk home from school together as a group. They all go to the English school. Yesterday the group of five, 3, six graders, a kindergartener and another student were walking home they were on Tremont St. in front of the hockey rink when a man walked up to the kindergartener (a six grader and kindergartener are mine) and tried to get the kindergartener to go with him the man said come here come with me. He was walking toward the kindergartener quickly. Thank God the kids quick thinking and crossed the street and called the EPD. This is the kicker last year in the spring the same man approached some of the same kids (my son included the six grader and his friend also a six grader) One of the kids called the police. The police came barely talked to the kids, the kids told the officer it was the same man as before. The police left 5 kids on the side walk scared. When my son got home and told me about it. I went to the school and talked to the principal and vice principal (who are wonderful) they told me it was the first they are hearing about it. This was now about 3:30. WTF, I was furious still am. I went to the police station. Talked to 2 different officers including the policeman in charge. They told me a few things 1. They found the guy and let him go, why I asked “well it’s the kid’s word against his”. Told them again it was the same person as last year. I asked what are they waiting for some little one to actually get abducked then they do something. The police at the staitin agreed something should have been done. They both said they are parents and they understand. The police that went to the kids apparently are not parents. I asked why no one was notified they couldn’t give me any answers except “ well it happened after 2:30 schools out why would we notify the school”. (This school is an extended day school kid’s leave the school until 6) And then the police actually said “what do you want me to do about it” REALLY I want them to do their job you know PROTECT. Not only did they not tell the school they didn’t even tell the cross walking guard to beware and didn’t make sure the 5 kids got home safely. No call your mothers or get home now NOTHING. The kids didn’t even know that they talked to the guy until I went to the police station. 5 kids left scared and UNPROTECTED. I have had the utmost respect for the EPD it’s a tough job. NOT now no way they didn’t protect the kids. Oh and cant call city hall why THEY ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS apparently in Everett no emergencies happen on Fridays. Beware people apparently you have to be abducted in Everett before the police get involved. The kids disruption of the man is that he is tall about six feet, white, 40ish, heavy with a thick neck. Had jeans and a gray hoodie on with a stocking cap. EPD this is not the last you will be hearing from me do your job protect our kids

Since: Mar 11

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#2 Oct 5, 2012
This is most disturbing.

It will never get reported in the papers and city hall and the EPD will sweep it under the rug UNTIL, God forbid, something happens.

The only way to get action is get a group together, or go yourself, and speak up at public comment (the first 10 minutes of any city council meetings) and voice your concern. That's what public comment is for and it's too bad that our papers only print parades and how everything is so wonderful when it's not. I am so grateful everyone is safe but this predator is on the loose and will not stop. The area in question concerns me because someone can go missing so easily. PLEASE tell children always stay in groups wether in school or not.
mommy

United States

#3 Oct 5, 2012
Why don't you watch your kids. I don't think a sixth grader should be watching a kindergartener. Maybe you should be taking classes at the English school with your kids.
EVERETT MOM

Boston, MA

#4 Oct 5, 2012
mommy wrote:
Why don't you watch your kids. I don't think a sixth grader should be watching a kindergartener. Maybe you should be taking classes at the English school with your kids.
well you are insightful great help you are bug off
your kidding right

Natick, MA

#5 Oct 5, 2012
mommy wrote:
Why don't you watch your kids. I don't think a sixth grader should be watching a kindergartener. Maybe you should be taking classes at the English school with your kids.
Are you kidding me not everyone has the opportunity to be able to stay home from work and the privleage of walking there kids home everyday so that means they are not taking care of there kids! A sixth grader is plenty old to walk home from school with there younger sister or brother. Everett is a total of 2 miles long at the very most. The POLICE should of taken those children home and arrested that sicko! The problem is kids aren't being heard and I agree they will wait until one gets abducted and then respond, disgraceful. Stop harrassing the teenagers and start looking out for the safety of the little ones. Thanks for the heads up as my child goes to that school as well.
I Miss the Old Everett

Boston, MA

#6 Oct 5, 2012
I'm very upset that this happened to your kids and thanks for giving everyone the head's up. Also, I wasn't aware there's a skating rink down that way?(Not that it has to do with what happened). Good luck and tell your kids to always be alert when they are on the way home.
What The

Belleville, MI

#7 Oct 5, 2012
Venus Williams wrote:
This is most disturbing.
It will never get reported in the papers and city hall and the EPD will sweep it under the rug UNTIL, God forbid, something happens.
The only way to get action is get a group together, or go yourself, and speak up at public comment (the first 10 minutes of any city council meetings) and voice your concern. That's what public comment is for and it's too bad that our papers only print parades and how everything is so wonderful when it's not. I am so grateful everyone is safe but this predator is on the loose and will not stop. The area in question concerns me because someone can go missing so easily. PLEASE tell children always stay in groups wether in school or not.
Go to the ward meeting. The dept heads are there including police and fire--and it is filmed.
Everett

Medford, MA

#8 Oct 5, 2012
Instead of being outraged, why don't YOU walk the children home? Are YOU waiting for an abduction before YOU do something about it? Lazy parenting at its best.
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#9 Oct 5, 2012
This story is so upsetting. What is wrong with the EPD that they didn't at least 'apprehend a person of interest'(as they put it now a days). So what the man in question says is paid attention to, but not the children's story of what took place ???? At the very least, very least, this perpetrator should have been brought in for questioning, was his picture run through the sex offender listing (probably not, no .. most certainly not).... These children said that it happened last year, by the same person !!!!

I suppose the officer just drove off and left the children on their own to get home 'safely'.... What is going on in Everett .... Chief Mazzie seems like a very reasonable, approachable officer - why not speak with him....

This news should really go out to ALL Everett schools - no one says this 'individual' will stay in one area and be around just at school times....

By all means, go the ward meeting (you don't have to go to the one in your neighborhood, anyone will do), Tuesday evening show up at city hall (not open Monday it's a holiday) for the BoA meeting...Speak up at the very beginning of the meeting - there is a 10 minute (total time) for a resident to speak about issues that are disconcerting.

The ward meetings and the BoA, CC meetings are taped and shown on channel 3.

For various reasons, parents cannot always be available to pick-up, drop-off their children during school hours, and by grade 6, I would assume, walking in a group, it should be safe to let them walk home.

Please keep us posted on what you have decided to do, how to approach this situation and get the best results.
Everett Citizen

Medford, MA

#10 Oct 5, 2012
I would never let my 6th grader walk anywhere alone in Everett. Do you people see the ECTV program with all the sex predators living/working in Everett? Why take the chance?
Brenda

Medford, MA

#11 Oct 5, 2012
Everett Citizen wrote:
I would never let my 6th grader walk anywhere alone in Everett. Do you people see the ECTV program with all the sex predators living/working in Everett? Why take the chance?
I dont think you read it correctly. The kids were in a group. and the predator was going after the kindergartner. It was thanks to the 6th grader who took the smaller child across the street and called the police from his phone. If he was not there, this would have been a kidnapping and the police let the guy go and left the kids on the sidewalk.

And for all you posters that call people lazy and have no idea what you are talking about you sound like demon seeds or are childless.
everett

Medford, MA

#12 Oct 5, 2012
OK, after reading this upsetting post about a possible predator, how could any responsible parent let their child walk alone (or with other young children)? You cannot blame the police for bad parenting.
Just wow

Needham, MA

#13 Oct 5, 2012
Seeing as how this guy was brought in and let go does anyone know who he is? Id like to know his name and see if he has a history of this
Resident

Boston, MA

#15 Oct 5, 2012
Ban Stan. He is mentally lacking.
Michele

Medford, MA

#16 Oct 5, 2012
everett wrote:
OK, after reading this upsetting post about a possible predator, how could any responsible parent let their child walk alone (or with other young children)? You cannot blame the police for bad parenting.
Your telling me a 12 year old cannot walk home from school in a group and that's bad parenting? I blame the police for

A. Knowing about this predator prior to this situation. I am a parent involved and this is not the first time this happened in the area, but the first time I heard of it.

B. Leaving those kids on the sidewalk ALONE looking for the predator. They should have called the parents or called another car. He went after a FIVE YEAR OLD. Thank God for the quick thinking of the 12 year old. The police do not do enough for the safety of our children and this will happen again.

This is the first time we heard of it, and our kids walk in groups. It was the police that said just today they are aware of him and it's not the first time. Just trying to get the word out to prevent a tragedy, so if you want to insult people for trying to help, it doesn't say much for you. I hope it never happens to you or anyone you love.
TRUE

Medford, MA

#17 Oct 5, 2012
I don't see any bad parenting, this is ridiculous! Who would ever think that this would happen when a responsible 6th grader who obviously has good parents that teach him about "stranger danger" calls for help and gets none from the people who can do something about this man I bet if the parents committed a vigilante type of crime in order to protect their children they would be detained/arrested.
everett

Medford, MA

#18 Oct 6, 2012
My point is, if you know this is happening why would you not do everything possible to protect your child? This preditor attempted the same thing a year ago and you still don't pick up your child? Seems negligent to me.
EVERETT MOM

Boston, MA

#19 Oct 6, 2012
Everett wrote:
Instead of being outraged, why don't YOU walk the children home? Are YOU waiting for an abduction before YOU do something about it? Lazy parenting at its best.
your clueless
u dont get it

Medford, MA

#20 Oct 6, 2012
everett wrote:
My point is, if you know this is happening why would you not do everything possible to protect your child? This preditor attempted the same thing a year ago and you still don't pick up your child? Seems negligent to me.
We just found out now this happened a year ago. No robocalls from the school, no letter about a "possible" perpetrator NOTHING and to just be on the lookout. Stop blaming parents for the poor actions of police and schools. Thank God for the 5 year old that 6th grader was parented properly and knew what to do! The only calls and letters we get is how hunky dory everything is. Reverse 911 was designed for emergencies and "possible" actions not about how wonderful the schools are and political tools
TRUE

Medford, MA

#21 Oct 6, 2012
I agree people have no idea placing blame on the parents, the police can do something, and yes a parent can too, like take matters into their own hands and hurt the guy (as a parent I know how I would react!) and what would it solve; kids worrying that their parent goes to jail. I commend this parent and the kids for their actions. Its too bad that people think kids should reside in a bubble. I am sure this is why we all give our kids cell phones for piece of mind and hoping/praying this crap. won't happen but preparing them to take action & call for help if needed. Good job kids!

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