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Mead students report approach by stranger

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.

Two Mead Middle School students reported being offered a ride to school Monday morning by a man in a gold Buick, police said.

The 13-year-old boys told a school official that they were approached shortly before 8 a.m. by a white man between 30 and 40 years of age as they were walking to the school at 2601 E. Skinner, Lt. Doug Nolte said. They said he tried to persuade the students to get into his vehicle so they wouldn’t be late for school.

The students refused his offer and he left, Nolte said.

“They didn’t get in the vehicle, which was wise of them, and then they reported it,” he said.

Investigators say anyone who might have seen a gold Buick near Mead Middle School around 8 a.m. Monday is encouraged to call 911. Beat officers have enhanced patrols in the area as a result of the students’ report, Nolte said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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