Brighton CSD warns community after suspicious vehicle approaches students

February 12, 2019 05:26 PM

BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Brighton Central School District is warning the community about a suspicious incident that occurred while two students were walking to school Monday. 

According to police, two teenage girls were approached by a dark blue sedan on Danbury Circle.

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The driver, who is described as a middle-aged white male, asked if they wanted a ride to school. When the girls refused, the sedan drove away. 

The school district released a statement Tuesday to alert the community about the incident. 

They are working closely with Brighton Police to monitor the situation. 

If you see any suspicious behavior, you are urged to call police. 

Read below for the full statement from Superintendent Kevin McGowan regarding the incident: 

"Parents, Families, and Community Members,

We are writing to let you know about a concerning incident that occurred in our community yesterday. A Brighton High School student was approached by someone they didn’t know and offered a ride to school. The student refused and the incident was reported to the Brighton Police Department.

We are not informing you of this incident to cause you any undue concern. However, we thought it was important to let you know about this situation so that you might remind your children of the lessons you have taught them around not talking to strangers and only interacting with trusted adults. Your continued diligence in monitoring your children’s bus stops or walking routes is appreciated.

Please let us know if we can do anything more to keep your children safe. We've alerted our bus drivers and will continue to work closely with Brighton Police to monitor this situation. Please report any suspicious behavior to the Police. Thank you for everything you do to keep your children safe." 


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