Deer Park school officials are alerting the community to an incident Thursday morning in which a Robert Frost Middle School student was approached by a suspicious vehicle.
An alert on the school district's website says a female student was approached by a small maroon/red car on Washington Avenue near Hickory Street.
"The driver pulled the car alongside the student on the wrong side of the street and followed her a little bit then stopped a couple of feet in front of her. When the student turned towards her mother, the mother came running down the block and the car sped away running the stop sign. Police have been notified of the incident," the statement on the website reads.
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Police told Patch that the student was walking to a bus stop at the time of the incident and a 911 call came in from school officials at 8:49 a.m. after the student had arrived at Robert Frost.
Police said the incident is not being investigated as a possible kidnap attempt. An email from a police spokesperson said the student thought the car might be following her.
"There was no communication between the child and the person in the car and obviously since we don’t know who the person in the car was, we don’t even know if he was following the kid or if he was just driving slowly," police said.