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Butte police give school safety warning to parents


Butte police are warning parents to be careful letting your child walk home alone from school.

This comes after an East Middle School parent called police and told them that her 12-year-old daughter was approached by a man in his car. That man offered the girl a ride home from school near East Lake Street and Continental Drive.

The girl denied the ride and immediately went home and told her parents, who reported the incident to 911.

Officials say it was the right thing to do.

Undersheriff George Skuletich tells NBC Montana they don’t have to investigate incidents like this very often, but it's important your kids speak up when it does happen.

"By all means have your children contact you if you're the nearest house, or if they're going into a daycare, have them contact the person that runs the daycare. If they’re headed into school and this is happening, go see a teacher right away,” Skuletich said.

Officials say the man was driving a gray Jeep, which they're still searching for.

They say to call the department if you have any information.

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