North Beach Elementary School (map) has issued a warning to parents about a stranger who has been hanging out around campus. Some parents forwarded an email (seen below) from the school to MyBallard.
Today (Tuesday), the Caucasian man, about 5’6”, scruffy beard, brown hair, riding a shiny, red bicycle, approached a child while with her family, asking if she would like a toy out of his box. The parents of course intervened. Parents came to office and were instructed to call police. Police were called and did not come because the man was gone.
After lunch was over, a student reported running to the fence to retrieve a ball when the bell rang. The man (who was on the other side of the fence) asked him a question about how to get in the building at night. Families from North Beach have also had this man near their homes or on their porch.
The principal at North Beach says security from Seattle Schools is aware of this man, who also matches the description of a man hanging out near Loyal Heights School. Staff at North Beach is said to be on “red alert,” and parents are asked to use all necessary precautions when dropping off their children.