C-A reports “stranger danger” incident

FLINT TWP. — Add Carman- Ainsworth Schools to local districts recently reporting incidents of a stranger approaching children.

In a letter dated, Monday October 2, C-A Superintendent Eddie Kindle sent a letter to parents notifying them of an incident reported that morning.

A C-A middle school student reported being approached at about 7:05 a.m. by a stranger while standing at a bus stop near Mandeville and Phillips streets, Kindle said.

The stranger was described as a white male, alone in a white car with an Ohio license plate.

“The student declined a ride and the stranger then opened the car door and the student ran home,” Kindle reported.

The Flint Township Police Department was contacted and the Metro Police Authority also was made aware of the situation.

“Over the course of the last two weeks, a handful of school districts in Genesee County have reported stranger danger incidents,” Kindle said. “We want to keep our students safe and aware of the possible dangerous situations that can occur within our community. Please talk to your children about strangers, the importance of being aware of their surroundings, and when possible, the value in always walking with others.

It is unfortunate that these incidents take place and we must take them seriously.”

Kindle said that school officials will continue to monitor the situation. All building administrators, district staff and bus drivers have been made aware of the incident.

He encouraged parents to address concerns or relay any children’s’ reports of suspicious activity to building principals.

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