Police alert parents to a suspicious man spotted at Fishers bus stop
Police: Man approached students, offered ride
Last Updated: 236 days ago
FISHERS, Ind. - Fishers police have issued an alert after a suspicious man approached students at a bus stop early Monday.
The incident happened just after 7 a.m. at a stop in the Sunlake Apartment Complex near 126th Street and State Road 37.
A man in a red car approached a group of high school students and asked them if they wanted a ride to school, police said. The students described the man as a white male in his 30s.
When the students told the man they would wait on the school bus, he drove away.
One of the students told his mother about the incident, and his mother called the school, Hamilton Southeastern.
The school district sent alerts to parents via voicemail, text message and email.
Elaine Briley, who has a son who attends Hamilton Southeastern, said the incident is scary but she appreciated the school's communication with parents.
"Even if it turns out to be a false alarm like the one earlier this summer, that's OK," Briley said. "Dialog is always good."
Fishers police will step up patrols at school bus stops in the mornings and in the afternoons.
"I don't think it's nothing," said officer Tom Weger. "I believe the kids when they say people are coming up to them, so we never treat it as if it's nothing. There's always something going on."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Fishers police at 317-595-3300.
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