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Strand parents alarmed by abduction attempts at some schools

Two pupils narrowly escaped after they were approached by an unknown woman in a minibus.

Strand parents gather outside the Rusthof Primary School following attempted abductions in the area. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Some Strand parents say they are terrified following reports of abduction attempts of learners at some schools in the area.

The Western Cape Education Department last week confirmed two Rusthof Primary learners narrowly escaped abduction after they were approached by an unknown woman in a minibus.

There've been several claims and rumours on social media of more near-kidnappings at schools across the province.

Eyewitness News visited Rusthof Primary School and Dr GJ Joubert Primary School today, to speak to concerned parents.

Parents gathered at the entrance of Rusthof Primary this morning, to ensure that all learners entered the school gates safely.

A concerned parent, who walks her Grade Two daughter to school, says recent incidents are alarming.

"My mind is constantly with my child. I wonder what she's doing at school and whether she's safe."

Parents at both schools say measures have to be implemented to ensure their children's safety.

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