Michigan City, Ind. Michigan City Police are investigating, after they say, a 10-year-old student was offered a ride to school from a suspicious person. It happened in the Village Green Neighborhood.
Police say the student was walking to school when he was approached by a white man driving a dark purple van. The driver asked the student if he wanted a ride. The student ran to a safe location and told an adult what happened. Officers say they have stepped up patrols in the area.
In the meantime, police want parents and kids to know this information. Make sure children walk or bike to school with a friend. Make sure your kids ask for permission to play outside, and let you know if plans change.
Remind kids it is okay to say no to something that makes them uncomfortable. And if anyone tries to grab them, make a scene by kicking and screaming.