John Glenn student reports man tried to grab her from car

Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 3:56 AM EDT
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WALKERTON, Ind. (WNDU) - Police in Walkerton are investigating after a John Glenn student reported being approached and followed by a stranger.

Parents tell 16 News Now that the situation happened less than a block from Walkerton Elementary School. Police and school officials are encouraging parents to talk with their kids.

“What I talked to my kids about, my two daughters — I’ve got a freshman and a junior there — the most important thing I taught them was, ‘you’ve got to be smart nowadays,’” says one parent. “It’s not like, you know, you’re on the playground with your friends, you know when you step outside nowadays, you’ve got to really be careful.”

Superintendent Christopher Winchell issued a statement to John Glenn families Tuesday night:

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