Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is notifying parents in the district to be on alert following a "stranger danger" incident at a bus stop in Canton, according to a posting on the district website.
At approximately 7:50 a.m., a fifth-grade student from Eriksson Elementary School was approached at his bus stop at Cherry Hill Point and Lotz Road by a person in a car who asked the student if he wanted a ride, the district indicated. The person is described as a male in his early 30s with short dark hair and a black mustache. He was driving a dark green, newer model four-door car.
According to the district, the student did not respond to the driver and ran to the sales office of an adjacent apartment complex to get help. The police were called and an investigation is under way.
The district is asking students to take the following steps to ensure students' safety:
- Walk in groups (on sidewalks) as much as possible
- Walk on well-lit streets as much as possible and cross only at corners
- Walk the same route to and from school (or bus stop) each day
- Be aware of their surroundings and alert to people and vehicles around you