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Dallas ISD warns about Oak Cliff student robberies

Students robbed of cell phones at gunpoint

DALLAS — A series of robberies has sparked the Dallas ISD to send a letter of warning to parents of Oak Cliff students.

The letter warns of robbers targeting students walking alone or standing at bus stops after the end of the school day. 

“In most instances, students were held at gunpoint and forced to hand over their personal belongings, particularly, their cell phones,” the letter says.

Students are urged to walk in groups, avoid isolated dimly-lit areas, avoid contact with strangers and urged to keep their cell phones hidden. 

Finally, the district urges any students who are victimized to report the incident to police or an adult immediately.