Student Approached By Stranger In Cleburne

Steven Pickering
March 08, 2019 - 6:26 am

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CLEBURNE (1080 KRLD) - Police have issued an alert after a student walking home from school was approached by a stranger this week.

It happened on Wednesday afternoon around 4:30pm near Woodard Avenue and Douglas Avenue. That's about six blocks south of Cooke Elementary School.

Cleburne Police say a man in a green four-door car approached the student and made several offers to give the child a ride home. The student eventually became alarmed and ran off. The suspect is described as an Hispanic male with dark hair and unshaven.

Police and Cleburne ISD officials are urging parents to discuss safety precautions with their kids.

"We want our students to be safe as they travel to and from school. We are joining with the Cleburne Police Department in asking residents to notify police if they see any unusual behavior in their neighborhood or have any information relating to this incident," said Cleburne ISD Superintendent Dr. Kyle Heath. "We also encourage parents to have a conversation with their children relating to safety and the importance of staying alert in their surroundings and walking in groups, rather than alone."

Cleburne Police are also asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the department.