Port Jefferson School District issued a Stranger Danger alert after a man approached an eighth-grader on school property after dismissal on Wednesday.
The female student described the man as white and about 50-years-old wearing blue Nike running pants. While walking along a path near Brook Road next to the High School track the student was approached by the man who asked her about her age and grade, making her feel uncomfortable, according to School Superintendent Ken Bossert.
The student walked away from the man and moved toward a group of wokers nearby. She then called her father on her cell phone. The man drove off in a silver Chevy Impala parked near the track.
Update: Bossert said at a public meeting about school safety on Thursday night that after the incident a bus driver reported spotting a silver Chevy Impala matching the description that the girl gave to police. He also mentioned that the car has New York plates on the back of the car and New Jersey plates on the front, making it all the more identifiable.
The school said that Suffolk County Police were contacted. School officials also alerted the Port Jefferson Village Constables and Suffolk Transportation about the incident.
The school also encouraged parents to remind your children of how to respond in the event they are ever approached by a person not known to them.