2 stranger danger incidents reported this week in Livonia School District

Incidents happen Wednesday, Thursday; Students who were approached not hurt

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor
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LIVONIA, Mich. - The Livonia Public School District is asking parents and students to be on alert after two stranger danger incidents were reported this week.

In a letter to parents, the district said a high school student was walking home on Wednesday afternoon when a car with three men inside pulled up next to her in the area of Joy Road and Flamingo in Westland. The men tried to talk to the student, but she walked away as soon as the back door to the car opened.

The men were in an older model gold-colored car.

The driver and front seat passenger are described as white men in their 30s, with facial hair; and the back seat passenger is described as a younger black man.

The next day, a middle school student walking home from school near Newburgh and 5 Mile said an older man stopped and asked her if she wanted a ride home.

The man is described as having grayish-white hair, and was driving an older model, dark blue Ford pickup truck with a cab on the back.

The girl ran away.

"We are thankful that these students are safe, and that they did the right thing by running and contacting an adult and the police," said Stacy Jenkins, administrator of district communications. "We do encourage parents to discuss safety measures with their students, particularly if they walk to and from school or the bus stop."

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