SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The North East Independent School District is investigating a report of a man approaching two female students who were walking home from school Tuesday.

In a letter to parents, John H. Wood, Jr., Middle School principal Marcus Alvarez wrote that a middle-aged man called the two students over to his car as they were walking on Wenzel Road at around 3:45 p.m.

When the students ignored him, the man got out of his car and began approaching them.  The students kept walking to where their ride was waiting for them.

The man went back to his car and then drove off.

Alvarez said the man was described as a bald, black male in his mid-40s and was driving a silver or gray car with a dark tint.

North East Independent School District police are investigating the matter now.

Alvarez had the following tips for students to help keep them safe:

  • Stay with a group when walking to and/or from home.
  • Be cautious of adults asking for help.
  • If approached by a person offering rides, walk away.
  • Never get in a car with anyone unless your parent/guardian knows about it first.
  • Make sure that parents are familiar with the route that students take home and have for communication.
  • Know where to go for help.
  • Report any suspicious people or activities to a trusted adult and/or NEPD and SAPD.
  • If your child has a cell phone, instruct them on whom to call for help.

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