FLINT TWP. — Parents and community members are being asked to keep a vigilant eye out for student safety following a recent incident in which a middle-school student was approached by a stranger at a bus stop.
The student reported on Oct. 8 about being approached that morning at a bus stop near Cambridge Square Apartments on Mill Road between Beecher and Flushing roads, said Superintendent Steven Tunnicliff, in a School Safety Notice sent out Oct. 9.
The student was offered a ride by a male driver, described as wearing glasses and about age 50 who was alone in the vehicle.
The student declined the ride and the stranger drove away in a vehicle described as a light blue fourdoor compact.
The Flint Township and Mundy Township Police Departments were informed about the incident and all students were sent home on October 9 with the safety notice.
“Please use this situation as an opportunity to talk with your children about strangers, the importance of being aware of their surroundings, and the value in always walking with others.,” Tunnicliff said in the notice.
“Should you have any questions or concerns, or should your child report any similar situations, please inform your Building Principal. Thank for your continued cooperation in keeping our students safe.” — Rhonda Sanders