Suffolk County police are investigating a report of two children who said they were approached by a male driver in an SUV who encouraged the children to get into his vehicle.
The incident took place on Longfellow Drive and Rosewood Road in San Remo last week. According to the aunt of one of the children, who did not wish to be named, the children were standing in the driveway of a neighbor waiting for the school bus when they were approached by a light green SUV. The children told the police the man, who was reported as light skinned, with brown hair and a black hat, pulled away when the bus approached. The children, who attend , notified the principal about the incident when they arrived at school.
Kings Park School District Superintendent, Susan Agruso said the school reported the incident to police.
“The children did the right thing. They stepped away from the car and reported the incident to the school,” said Agruso.
The Commack school district reported on their website on Jan. 24 that three middle school students, while walking to their bus stop at Broadway and Delamere, encountered a man making threatening physical and verbal gestures to them. According to the statement, the students ran away and notified parents. Police were called to the scene to investigate.
Agruso says that staff is on alert. "It has brought some extra attention that we need to be aware of our surroundings and be safe," said Agruso."If you see a suspicious car, report it. We need everyone's help on this."