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Predator reported near Dallas school

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Some North Texas parents and children are being warned about a predator in their neighborhood. Twice in four days police said disturbing incidents have happened in the area known as the Five Points community of Dallas.

The incidents involved children walking to Jack Lowe Elementary School. Concerned school officials have sent letters home to help get the word out.

Police said last Friday a man exposed himself to a child at the nearby Towne Center apartment complex. Then on Tuesday the same man punched an 8-year-old girl twice in the face, knocking out four of her teeth.

Parents in the area said they are alarmed, outraged and on guard.

"I always tell the kids make sure you're on time. Walk with a lot of people, don't walk by themselves. I'm always looking around, even if they're not my kids," said Christina Japet.

"You think that your kids can just walk to school but then you got all of them different perverts around. There are sex offenders and that's very dangerous. I walk my child to school every morning and pick her up from school," said Constina Estes.

Both the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Independent School District police have stepped up patrols in the area.

No detailed description of the man was released.

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