D65 parents alerted about suspicious person

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

A suspicious person approached four elementary and middle school students Tuesday afternoon, Evanston/Skokie District 65 Superintendent Hardy Murphy said in a letter to parents.

A blue SUV drove up to the students at about 4 p.m. near Crain Street and Kimball Avenue in Skokie, according to the letter. A person inside asked the students, “How was school today?”

The four students, one in middle school and three in elementary school, did not respond, and one ran home to tell a parent about the man, Murphy said.

Murphy called the students’ response “perfect examples of what children should do in these types of situations.”

The driver was described as a man with gray hair and the passenger as a man with dark hair wearing a white baseball cap.

— Manuel Rapada