2018-01-11 / Front Page

School district warns of stranger danger incident

DAVISON -- Davison Community Schools warned residents Wednesday about a suspicious incident that occurred the afternoon of Jan. 9 involving a high school student who was walking home from school.

A man driving a black SUV stopped his vehicle, rolled down the window and reportedly said: “just got out of work, want to go for a ride with me?” to a male student walking near the entrance of Quail Ridge Apartments. The apartment complex is located on State Road, near the northern boundary of the city limits. 

The vehicle is a black possible Chevrolet Avalanche with tinted windows. The driver was described as a white man in his 30s or 40s, shaved head and no facial hair and wearing glasses. Davison City Police investigated the incident and reported it to the school district.

District officials are reminded parents to take a few minutes to remind their children of the importance of being aware of their surroundings and review with them what they should do in case they are approached by a stranger. 

For example: Point out safe places. Show your children safe places to play, safe roads and paths to take and safe places to go if there’s trouble.  Teach children to trust their instincts. Explain that if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable, they should get away as fast at they can and tell an adult.

Tell them that sometimes adults they know may make them feel uncomfortable, and they should still get away as fast as possible and tell an-other adult what happened. Reassure children that you will help them when they need it. Teach children to be assertive. Make sure they know that it’s OK to say no to an adult and to run away from adults in dangerous situations, the district said in a statement.

As always, if you see any suspicious activity, please call 911 and report it immediately. -- G.G.

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