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Student followed to school


People near John Adams Middle School are making more of an effort to be aware of any suspicious activity, after a student was followed to school Thursday morning.

The school's principal, LaShawn Ray said, "I love kids, I love people, and I want to make sure that people, especially kids are safe on the way to school, on the way home from general. In the community kids need to be safe.

The 12-year-old girl was walking near 15th avenue and 41 street Northwest when she said a man pulled up next to her. According to Rochester Police, the girl says the man was taunting her for an entire 13 blocks.

Lieutenant Muyres said, "He engaged her in a conversation. The conversation was things like, 'Do you date older men, do you need a ride?'"

When the student got to the school she did the right thing and immediately reported the incident to an adult.

Ray had some advice for instances like this,"If somebody approaches them while they're on foot, don't talk to them. If somebody's in a car and asks them to get in the car, don't talk to them. Get away from the car as soon as possible. Get to school, get to a safe place and let an adult know what happened right away."



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