Officials: Child approached by stranger while walking with grandmother from Elmont school

The Elmont School District says a child was approached by a stranger at Covert Avenue School while walking home last Thursday afternoon.

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2022, 9:19 AM

Updated 661 days ago

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Parents in Elmont are on high alert this morning after a scary encounter at a local school.
The Elmont School District says a child was approached by a stranger at Covert Avenue School while walking home last Thursday afternoon.
Officials say the young girl was walking and holding her grandmother's hand, when she felt a tug and saw a man pulling at the young girl's wrist.
The grandmother screamed, the man let go of the girl and then ran off.
Police are investigating the incident.


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