Birmingham parents warned about Stranger Danger incident

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 18:40:58-04

Parents we have a Stranger Danger incident to tell you about tonight.

It happened in Birmingham. Police say a man tried to get a group of girls into his car.

Now the neighborhood is on high alert.

We're told it happened to a group of high school girls around six yesterday afternoon right outside of a school and community center. School officials say they did the right thing and were able to get away.

This morning Birmingham public schools sent out an email to parents, letting them know that a man approached the summer school students as they were walking on Midvale near Seaholm High School.

Thankfully they were able to get away and give police a description of the man - Caucasian, in his 50s to 60s with a scruffy beard. 

Now, as police investigate, the district says make sure your kids walk in groups this summer, avoid texting while walking and are aware of their surroundings at all times.

We've learned this is the third time a Stranger Danger incident has happened in Birmingham this school year.

The school district says not only have they alerted parents, they've also alerted senior citizens who live in the area and they have increased their security.

If you have any information on who the driver may be, you're urged to call police.