Archive for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Parent of Prairie Park School tells police that man approached son on way home from school

April 5, 2011


A parent at Prairie Park School, 2711 Kensington Drive in southeastern Lawrence, notified school administrators Friday she had called Lawrence police because her son said a man approached him and tried to sell him candy as he walked home Thursday, said Julie Boyle, a Lawrence public schools spokeswoman.

Boyle said police are still investigating the report and that the school sent a letter home with students Friday to encourage parents to remind students about safety.


LadyJ 6 years, 4 months ago

Not the only activity involving a child near Prarie Park. Was driving up 25th between Harper and Haskell about a half an hour after school and saw a young man jogging slowly down the street towards PP school. Nothing unusual about that in that area but a white van was slowly following him. Then it stops and a woman jumps out and starts running after him, or trying since she really wasn't in shape to be chasing him. She's calling after him trying to get him to stop, meanwhile the van is following with a line of cars after him. As the van passed me, you could see the school district logo/emblem on the side. All I can figure is a special needs child got away and took off. We'll probably never know.

zip2play 6 years, 4 months ago

Is this going to be noted in the paper? Something like this needs to have the word spread to the neighborhood that way neighbors. whether they have kids or not, can help watch out for odd behaviour!

DillonBarnes 6 years, 4 months ago

This is an elaborate plot by the Boy Scouts of America to outlaw the selling of door to door candy and cookies in this city. In turn, it will severely hurt the main fundraising of the Boy Scouts' obvious nemesis, the Girl Scouts. Follow the money people.

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