For the second time in less than two weeks, a man driving a small black four-door car and wearing a mask has approached Wyandotte students as they walked to school in the morning, according to a letter emailed to parents by the school district.
The latest incident is said to have occurred at about 8 a.m. Friday when a fifth-grade boy said he was approached by the man at Vinewood and 4th streets as he walked to Garfield Elementary School.
The boy ran to school and immediately went to the office, where Wyandotte police were called.
"We take every one of these cases very seriously and always put the safety of our students first," school Superintendent Carla Harting said.
Friday's incident comes on the heels of an Oct. 22 incident in which three Wilson Middle School students said they were approached by a masked man in a black car near the Indian Village Apartments on Goddard, between Fort and 15th streets in Lincoln Park.
Harting urges parents to stress the importance of stranger danger to their children.
"Please take time to speak to your child about not approaching or talking to strangers," the district's email said. "Remind your child of the importance of reporting these situations to you and to the school."
Harting said she's been in contact with the Wyandotte Police Department, which continues to investigate the two cases.
"Police patrols are being concentrated near schools in the morning and when school is let out in the afternoon," Harting said.
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call Wyandotte police at 734-324-4405.