Student approached by stranger at bus stop

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published January 30, 2018

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and officials with L’Anse Creuse Public Schools on Jan. 29 issued reports about a young student who was allegedly approached at a bus stop.


According to the sheriff’s Public Information Officer Sgt. Renee Yax, a 12-year-old boy was approached as he was waiting for the school bus at the San Remo Apartments on Union Lake Road in Harrison Township.


The report states that the boy was late for the bus and as he was walking to his stop he noticed a suspicious man wearing all black, including a black ski mask, nearby. The boy later stated that he became scared for his safety so he ran away. As he was running, the boy turned and noticed the suspicious person following him, saying “come here,” Yax reports. When the boy arrived home, the suspicious person was gone. He informed his mother of the situation, and she contacted sheriff’s officials at approximately 7:50 a.m.


At the scene, deputies were unable to locate any witnesses, and the school bus had already picked up students.


The suspect was described as approximately 6-feet tall and average weight. The race of the individual is unknown.


In a prepared statement, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Community Relations Director Kelly Allen stated that all district bus drivers were made aware of the incident.


“As we strive to keep all students in our community safe, it is essential to reinforce the importance of reporting an incident that makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe and to avoid traveling alone whenever possible,” the statement reads. “We take this opportunity to keep you as the parent/guardian informed. We treat every incident seriously and your child’s safety is our top priority.”


Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to call the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (586) 307-9358.