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Strangers approach Turner students

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Gazette staff
January 13, 2010
— Turner School District students twice this week reported incidents of strangers approaching them in the district.

It is unclear if the incidents are related, District Administrator Dennis McCarthy said. No suspects have been reported, he said.


According to a letter district officials sent home Tuesday:


-- 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Park and Elmwood avenues. A bearded, white man with reddish-brown hair stopped and told three girls to get in the car because it was too cold to be walking. The man drove a dark-blue PT Cruiser with a brown stripe. The girls refused and reported the incident to a parent, who then reported the incident to the Town of Beloit Police Department.


-- 3:40 p.m. Monday 2400 block of East-West Hart Road. A middle-aged white male with brown hair followed two middle school girls when they got off the bus. The man drove an older red sedan with side-tinted windows. He followed the girls for a short distance before trying to drive in front of them and block their path. The students ran to a neighbor’s home and reported the incident to the Rock County Sheriff’s Department.



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