Police: Suspicious woman offers ride to elementary students in St. Charles

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 8 at 11:05 PM

(KMOV) – Officials are warning parents about a woman who allegedly offered rides to elementary students waiting at a bus stop in the Francis Howell School District on Thursday.

According to district officials, two Becky-David Elementary School students were waiting at the bus stop in the Heritage Trails Subdivision in St. Charles when a suspicious woman driving a silver Nissan sedan drove up.

Officials said the woman then offered the students a ride. The students refused the ride then reported the incident to the bus driver after they were picked up.

The woman was described as being in her 30s with straight, dirty blonde hair and glasses. Police said she was wearing a business suit.

In a letter sent home to parents Thursday evening, school principal Sherri Brown said they were working with teachers, bus drivers and school resource officers to reinforce safety messages with students.

Police say they’re now doing extra patrols near the district's bus stops.

Still, some parents News 4 talked to are now worried about sending their kids off to the bus stop.

“I actually thought about driving them to school today just staying late and driving them,” said

“I’m always at the bus stop so I just really—I feel comfortable myself, but for the parents that can’t be there to me that would really make me nervous,” said Pam Andel.

News 4 attempted to contact the school district, but they would not comment on the incident.

 

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