NORTHPORT - Parents in Northport are on alert after two incidents of children being approached by strangers.
The school district says a man approached a girl while she was walking to her bus stop this morning. The incident happened on the corner of Windsor Lane and Clarke Drive while the Bellerose Elementary School student was walking.
The district says a white man jumped out of the bushes, but the girl was able to get away and run home. The student’s parents called police.
The district also says there was another stranger danger incident yesterday afternoon. In that incident, a Northport Middle School student was walking home from the bus on Sea Cove Road when she was briefly followed by a man.
Officials say the incidents do not appear to be related.
Northport-East Northport Superintendent Robert Banzer is asking parents to remind children about the dangers of interacting with strangers and what to do if approached by an unknown person.