Bristol Superintendent Issues Warning After Man Approached Girls

The superintendent of schools in Bristol has sent a warning to parents after a man approached two young girls Tuesday afternoon. 

A message from Superintendent Dr. Sue Moreau sent to families said a man in a dark-colored vehicle approached a seven-year-old girl and a ten-year-old girl at the south entrance of Bristol Public Library around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, offered them candy, then followed them to their home. 

Moreau said the public library is one of the summer lunch sites, so children are often there to participate in the summer reading program and to eat lunch.

”I really thought it was important to let all of our families know that this happened right by the public library, to go over safety rules with them and, if possible, to take their children to the library," Moreau said.

Parents who spoke with NBC Connecticut were surprised and concerned to learn of the incident.

”That’s where you think your children would be safe, at the library, but I think they need to have more police just driving around there and looking out for people," said Kathleen Gerhardt, who has a teenage daughter.

No additional information was immediately available.

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