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Parents, students warned after stranger approached 11-year-old student in Bridgeport

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A student said she was approached by a stranger on her way to the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Bridgeport. (WFSB photo) A student said she was approached by a stranger on her way to the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Bridgeport. (WFSB photo)
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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

Parents and children in Bridgeport said they’re on alert again after reports of a man approaching an 11-year-old girl on her way to school.

Police said the girl reported that a man drove up to her on Norman Street and Fairfield Avenue Tuesday morning and asked her to get in his car.

It happened around 9 a.m.

They said the girl kept walking since she was only about a half a mile from school and quickly told an adult.

Perquon Moore and other parents at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School said they received a letter detailing the attempted abduction.

"I thought it was scary,” Moore said. “I don't want anything like that here. My son is a happy kid, [a] people person. [It’s] very alarming."

The girl told police that the suspect drove a four door black car with a broken front headlight.

The man drove off after the girl refused his demand, according to police.

"It's scary because I don't expect to hear that and it's happening a lot,” said Xiomara Ortiz, a mother.

About three weeks ago, police said a high school student got into a stranger’s car and quickly jumped out after the driver assaulted her.

The escape was caught on camera.

Police said they arrested Towanna Randall for that incident.

In Tuesday’s case, police said they’re following strong leads.

Students will be given a refresher on stranger safety on Wednesday, police said.

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