Officials: Stranger Danger Lessons Work

A local school resource officer says the Georgia girl who fought off a would be abductor is proof teaching kids about stranger danger works.

The 7-year-old fought to get free from a man trying to kidnap her from a Wal Mart on Wednesday.

Surveillance video from the store shows the girl getting grabbed by a man in the toy aisle. Authorities say she remembered her stranger danger lessons and fought until he let her free.

School resource officer Harold Bright teaches stranger danger lessons to students at Grover C. Fields Middle School in New Bern. But he says it's important parents reinforce those lessons.

The man who tried to abduct the 7-year-old was arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping. He was out on parole after being convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a suburban Atlanta county.


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