Police investigate after Stevensville students report uneasy interaction with stranger

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STEVENSVILLE, Mich. (WNDU) – Police are investigating and the Lakeshore Public Schools superintendent is reminding students and parents to be vigilant after two students had a conversation with a stranger Thursday that made the students uneasy.

A man in his 40s reportedly approached the two students from Stewart Elementary School after dismissal Thursday afternoon, and although the conversation they had was not outwardly threatening, the students felt uneasy.

The interaction was then reported to the Lincoln Township Police Department, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

Police said the person the students talked with was a white man in his 40s. He was driving a black Jeep Wrangler.

Police are investigating the interaction, and Lakeshore Superintendent Philip Freeman took the opportunity to remind parents to stress the importance of a couple of safety precautions:

- Walk in groups (on sidewalks) as much as possible.
- Walk on well-lit streets as much as possible and cross only at corners.
- Walk the same route to and from school (or bus stop) each day.
- Be aware of their surroundings and alert to people and vehicles around them.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact the Lincoln Township Police Department at 269-429-2444 or Crime Stoppers 800-324-STOP.