Police Step Up Patrols after Incidents Near Harding High School

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    One student was walking behind this school, on her way to the high school, when she was approached, according to police.

    Bridgeport Police have increased patrols in the area of Harding High School after three suspicious incidents in the last week involving young women who have been approached.

    Police said no injuries have been reported.

    On Tuesday, someone who was passing by told police a male tried to pull a female into a cemetery. He was unsuccessful, according to police. 

    Police could not find the victim, but a student at Harding High School came forward and  reported that a similar incident happened to her on Tuesday.

    The first incident was reported last Thursday. A Harding student told police that a man approached her and improperly touched her as she was walking to school.

    The detective bureau is working on the case, police have increased patrols in the area and students are being urged to use safe corridors while walking to school.

    “We want to err on the side of caution so we are asking students to be extra vigilant while this is being investigated,” Police Lt. Paul Grech said in a statement. “Be aware of your surroundings and walk along the safe corridors en route to and home from schools.”

    Students are being sent home with letters to alert parents or guardians about the incidents.

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