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Stranger offered sixth-grader ride from bus stop, Pattonville officials say

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ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Pattonville School District is alerting parents after a sixth-grader was approached while walking home from her bus stop Friday afternoon.

In a letter to parents sent home Monday, district officials said the girl was walking from her bus stop at the corner of Corbeil and Sannois when a man pulled alongside her and offered her a ride home. The student then ran home and her family notified the St. Louis County Police Department.

“Although the student was unharmed and arrived at home safely, we felt it important to share this information. As awareness, we share information only after careful fact checking. This incident serves as an opportunity for parents to talk with their children and reinforce how to respond if a stranger approaches or if they feel uncomfortable in any situation in the community. We also encourage parents to work together in their neighborhoods to provide an adult presence at bus stops and to help monitor children as they walk to and from school,” read a portion of the letter sent to parents.

The man was described as a bald Asian man in his 50s. He was reportedly driving a white-silver, four-door sedan with no rear license plate and scratches down the driver’s side.

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