Police alert over school stranger
Police alert over school stranger

Parents and staff at a northern suburbs primary school have been warned after two alleged incidents of a stranger approaching students last week.

Neerabup Primary principal David Hall said the first incident happened on Thursday morning when a former female student was approached near the Banksia Grove school.

The Year 8 student’s mother, who still has a child enrolled at Neerabup, alerted the school.

On Friday morning an upper primary female student was approached on Turquoise Loop near a school entry.

Mr Hall said the student claimed she was followed by a car and the driver spoke to her.

He said the school informed Wanneroo police and held an assembly with students in years one to seven.

“We’re trying hard to encourage students to have a buddy that they walk to school with,” Mr Hall said. “Most mornings I’m out the front of the school anyway to welcome students. We have asked an extra staff member to be out there for the next few days just to keep an eye on things.”

Parents of kindergarten and pre-primary students were also made aware of the situation.

Wanneroo police officer-in-charge Chris Ruck said he had ordered extra patrols around the school.

He said officers wanted to speak to the owner of a mid-1990s gold Nissan station wagon which was seen near the school last week.

The West Australian

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