Sullivan West School District student approached by stranger


On Oct. 1, the village of Liberty Police Department notified the Liberty Central School District that an incident occurred during an afternoon bus run at Sullivan West School District. An unknown person in a white SUV reportedly approached a student after the student exited the bus. The student’s description of the stranger is:

  • White male
  • Gray and black hair
  • Tattoo on his left hand with letters on the fingers

The suspect’s statement to the student was, “Your grandmother told me to pick you up.” The student used safety training and did not enter the car.

The school district’s first priority is always the safety of its students. The district is encouraging parents and guardians to be aware of their surroundings and to reinforce the following safety tips:

  • Run from/do not speak to strangers;
  • Call 911 in case of any emergency or if an unsafe situation occurs; and
  • Do not accept candy, money, gifts, or rides from any adult without a parent’s permission.
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