On Wednesday January 22nd 2014 around 6pm, a 10 year-old girl at Coldwater Canyon Elementary was walking towards the bathroom at her school when a man attempted to kidnap her. According to the girl, the man put his arm around her waist and a hand over her mouth.
Despite the campus's extensive security designed to prevent non-parents from entering the school, the suspect managed to make it both on and off campus without anyone seeing him.
This story has a relatively happy ending: the young victim escaped by biting the man's hand and running away - one of many core tactics taught at our Burbank Children's Martial Arts programs.
We encourage all parents to check out Self-Defense Classes for Kids in Los Angeles. Children CAN stop kidnappings if they know how!
- Kung Fu Los Angeles Staff