Mead students report approach by stranger
02/25/2014 4:27 PM
02/25/2014 4:28 PM
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.
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.