A female Seaford Middle School student was approached late last week by a man driving a white van, district officials said.
Seaford Superintendent of Schools Brian Conboy sent a message to parents late Friday about the incident with a stranger, which happened at around 4 p.m. on Thursday in the vicinity of Ladonia and Maple Streets. Conboy said the female middle school student was approached by a man driving a white van saying he needed help finding his puppy. Police are investigating the incident.
"We thank you for reviewing with your child the proper procedures concerning interacting with strangers, and encouraging them to be wary of any inappropriate behavior or questions a stranger may pose to them at any time," Conboy said in his message. "We will review these procedures in our classes as well. Working together we will help all of our children to remain safe both in and out of school."
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A similiar incident involving a man approaching a female students occurred in neighboring Massapequa last Wednesday. Massapequa Superintendent Charles Sulc sent a letter home to parents Thursday saying that three ninth grade girls were approached by a man in a white van after they got off a bus at the intersection of East Shore Drive and Barberry Court.