Jack Miller remembered what he had been taught about "stranger danger" when a woman he didn't know approached him this week in his Rockville elementary school.
"Where are we going?" the 5-year-old asked the stranger Tuesday. "Where are you taking me?"
The words, which Jack had learned to say in a taekwondo class, struck a volunteer at Lakewood Elementary School as unusual. Noticing that Jack had neither his coat nor backpack, the volunteer decided to intervene.
Yesterday, police charged the stranger, a 39-year-old parent at the school, with kidnapping. Xuhua Huang allegedly attempted to abduct the boy because she thought her daughter was not being treated well at the school and she wanted "to make someone else feel the way she did in regards to how her child was being treated," police wrote in a charging document.
Efforts to reach Huang or her relatives were unsuccessful yesterday. She was being held at the county jail, and court records listed no attorney for her.