Norwalk police are asking students walking to and from school to be extra aware of their surroundings after two students reported being followed or approached by strangers.
Nathan Hale Middle School Principal Joseph Rodriguez told police that a female student was approached by the driver of a dark-colored minivan while walking home from school March 14.
The student told police that she was walking alone on Strawberry Hill Avenue when the van pulled over to the side of the road. The driver rolled down the passenger side window and called for her to come over. When she ignored him, the minivan drove off, police said.
The student described the driver as a black male in his 30s, clean shaven with short black hair. He was wearing a black shirt, according to police.
The second incident occurred Tuesday, March 25. A female student at Nathan Hale told police she might have been followed by a dark blue minivan while walking to school alone on Walter Avenue.
She said the minivan was driving slowly before turning down a side street. The driver did not stop or speak to the student, police said.
Norwalk Public Schools have emailed parents, advising them of the incidents and asking them to speak to their children about being extra careful and aware of their surroundings.
Students are urged to call 911 immediately if they are approached or feel threatening while traveling to or from school.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norwalk Police Department at 203-854-3111. All calls can be kept anonymous.