Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Dec. 5 newspaper on Page A5.
WELLSTON — A parent of a Wellston Middle School student took to social media recently to warn other parents in the district about an incident involving her 12-year-old daughter, the bus stop and an unknown man.
Wellston Police Chief John A. Robinson told The Courier on Monday, Dec. 3, that a report regarding the post on social media had been filed with the Wellston Police Department.
The post, which was shared on Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 29, by Haley Coon of Wellston, explained that she had received a call from her daughter’s principal. The principal reportedly informed Coon that someone tried to take her daughter from her bus stop on Michigan Avenue. The post was shared more than 2,000 times.
“The incident is under investigation,” Robinson stated.
Robinson said the child described the person, who was reportedly parked near her bus stop, as a male with gray hair, bald on top, wearing a gray jacket and jeans in a white SUV. The unknown male reportedly pulled up and asked her if she wanted a ride to school and when she said no, the male began insisting she get in, but then the school bus came.
Those with information about the incident are asked to contact the police department at 740-384-2171.