Flushing Community Schools warns parents of stranger danger incident

Jeanette Nelson is keeping a closer eye on her grandkids after Flushing Community Schools issued a stranger danger alert Tuesday.

â??I keep them right by my side and Iâ??m just kind of keeping an eye out as I go along, to see for any cars or anything suspicious like that,â?? Nelson said.

Superintendent Timothy Stein sent a letter to parents Tuesday after a 10-year-old girl reported a stranger approached her Saturday evening on the 700 block of River Road. Parents are following safety precautions.

Flushing parent Jennifer Jones said, â??I'm actually pretty shocked. It's a good community, it's very comfortable.â??

The superintendent told NBC25 that the incident is nothing to panic about, but reminds parents to talk to kids about what to do when approached by strangers. Officials said these incidents can happen even in quiet communities, especially during this time of year as the weather warms up, and that it never hurts to be extra vigilant.

â??We're all kind of nosy,â?? Nelson chuckled.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set man in his 60s with gray hear and a beard. He wears glasses and was seen driving a rusty dark green SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Anyone with information is asked to call Flushing police at 810-659-3119.