Suspicious man offers students a ride
Weare, Candia parents alerted after man approaches students
Two towns are on alert after
two similar incidents occurred in Weare and Candia.
On Monday, a high school student in Candia reported a suspicious man offered
him a ride. The student said he was approached by a man driving a green, four-door sedan on Pine Ridge Drive in
Candia on Monday.
"He refused and continued on to his home and reported the incident," said
Candia Police Chief Michael McGillen.
Yesterday, the Weare School District issued an Incident
Awareness bulletin warning parents of a similar
occurrence at the Weare Middle School.
The bulletin advised
parents and guardians of an incident that has occurred in Weare on route 114.
Again, a green 4-door sedan, with a male driver in his mid 30’s or early 40’s approached a female high school student and offered her a ride; the student declined and reported incident to
this morning, neither the Goffstown school board nor SAU
19's web sites had issued any advisories.
Police in Candia said the suspicious person, also described as a white man in his 30s, has not been found.
The principal of Moore Elementary School there sent a letter home to parents, urging them to talk to their
children about staying safe around strangers.
"We're very concerned that our children understand that they shouldn't be talking to strangers," said
Principal Robert St. Cyr. "If a strange car approaches, they need to get to an adult ASAP."
Teachers were also informed of the incident.
"I made an announcement to teachers asking them to immediately stop what they were doing and speak
with the children about that, and that's what we did yesterday," St. Cyr said.
Parents in Candia said they were surprised by the incident.
"It made me a little nervous," said Pam Scott, of Candia. "It's scary to think there's a stranger out
there that's trying to pick up kids, especially in a small town like Candia."
Police in Weare, Candia, as well as Auburn, said they were continuing to investigate the incident.
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