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More details released on bus stop incidents

Friday, September 25, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- Further details about suspicious activity that took place this past week at a Greencastle Community Schools bus stop have been released by the Greencastle Police Department.

Parents of Greencastle Community Schools students were notified Thursday evening of the suspicious activity via a recorded telephone message from Superintendent Robert Green.

Green said that "on two different occasions, an adult has attempted to approach a high school girl before her bus arrived."

"The incident occurred in the south end of Greencastle," GPD Chief Tom Sutherlin said. "The only description we have at this time is a white male wearing all dark clothing."

Sutherlin said patrols have been stepped up in the area and will continue to be until the subject is apprehended.

The incident came to the attention of school officials when the girl who was approached reported the incidents to her teacher, who in turn notified Greencastle High School assistant principal Russ Hesler.

The GPD investigation is ongoing, and Green urged parents to "be vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately to the police department."

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call the Greencastle Police Department at 653-2925.

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HELLO!!! lets tell him we're lookin for him.. just like the goverment told Osoma they were lookin for him.ON synicated TV..hmmm were did he go.. disappeared.. no wait i saw him on Jeopardy a week or so ago. GOD the police make me go hmmm..do you think he is goin to come out to play now..Just an reason for them to run up the gas mileage huh.. cool

-- Posted by Oh My Goodness on Fri, Sep 25, 2009, at 8:54 PM

Better to warn all parents and students than to say nothing and use all the students as bait to catch this guy. Prevention is the key here. There are other ways to catch him.

-- Posted by VolunteerFF on Sat, Sep 26, 2009, at 5:33 AM

Predators will prey regardless if they are notified police are looking for him. I could careless that he knows, I think the school and police did the right thing and let PARENTS know he is out there.

-- Posted by EasilyAmused on Sat, Sep 26, 2009, at 6:10 AM

I think the other schools in the county should have been notified also. There are bus stops all over the county and this monster will probably try them too. Parents talk to you children about what to do if someone tries to take them. Schools need to talk to the students also about how to protect themselves if they have to face this situation.

-- Posted by Hawkeye on Wed, Sep 30, 2009, at 7:45 AM

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