MATTAWAN, Mich. (WOOD) — The Mattawan superintendent notified parents after a high school student reported being approached by a man Tuesday morning.
It happened around 7:10 a.m. in the area of 2nd Street and Scott Street, which is off campus, according to a letter to community members from Mattawan Consolidated School Superintendent Randy Fleenor.
The school district and police say the student said a man in a car approached her and asked if she wanted a ride. When she said no, the man got out of the car and again asked her to go with him, a release from investigator said.
The student left and was not hurt. She reported what happened to school workers, and they notified the school resource officer.
The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office and Mattawan Police Department say they are investigating. The man had not been located as of later Tuesday.
He was described as a man in his 20s with a slender build who stood about 6-foot-5. He was wearing black sweatpants and a black hooded sweatshirt. He was driving a white four-door sedan, possibly with rust on the side. Anyone with information about who he may be is asked to call Central Dispatch at 269.657.3101.
“MCS Superintendent Fleenor, Sheriff Abbott and our police department are thankful for the
student’s quick actions and wish to remind parents to talk with your children about what to do
in situations such as this,” a joint release from the sheriff’s office and Mattawan police said in part.
Since there did not seem to be a threat to school buildings, school continued as usual.