Attempted Abduction of 10-Year-Old Boy in New Zealand School a Close Call

Police and school officials in New Zealand say that a 10-year-old boy had a close call when a teenager lured him to a wooded area near the school when he went to use a school restroom. When they arrived at the wooded area, the older boy pulled out a length of chain and was apparently about to tie the child to a tree when some adults passing by scared him off.

This type of incident demonstrates the need for good student supervision and access control in schools. Our analysts have found few strategies that can improve school safety, climate and culture as well hour for hour and dollar for dollar as efforts to improve student supervision.

About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.