(Dyersburg, TN) Parents of students from Dyersburg Middle School were taking precautions after word spread of an attack on a student early Thursday morning.
The student was walking to the bus stop here on Schaffer Street when she says a man grabbed her from behind and pulled her into an abandoned house.
The teen told police she fought, screamed and got away.
Parents told News Channel 3 this type of incident just doesn't happen in this area. At least it didn't until now.
Angie McIntyre said her kids know the routine, she's preached it time and time again.
“I tell them don't just scream, scream ‘it's not my mom, it's not my dad,’” McIntyre says.
Dyersburg police want you to be alert as they step up patrols around schools and continue searching for this man.