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Ken-Ton District warns of ‘suspicious’ incidents

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The Ken-Ton School District has issued a warning to parents and students about a suspicious person. Town of Tonawanda Police informed the district of two incidents. 

One occurred Tuesday in the Sheridan Drive/Parkedge Avenue area.  A 14-year-old was approached by a white male driving in a blue vehicle and made a threatening remark. 

Another incident occurred on Monday in the Stairn/Englewood Avenues area where a man made comments while passing a bus stop, again in a blue vehicle.

The man is believed to be 35 to 40-years of age and described as have balding, blond hair and a scruffy appearance. The vehicle is possibly a minivan or TrailBlazer. 

The following is the full message posted on the Ken-Ton School District website:

Important Message for Parents & Guardians

The Ken-Ton School District has been informed by police of two suspicious incidents that have occurred in the Town of Tonawanda. One occurred yesterday in the Sheridan Drive/Parkedge Avenue area. A 14-year-old was approached by a white male driving a blue vehicle who made a threatening remark. He was described as between 35 and 40 years of age with blond hair and a scruffy appearance. Another incident occurred in the Starin/Englewood Avenue area on Monday. A while male described as having balding blond hair was reported to have made comments while passing bus stops in a blue vehicle. In both cases, the vehicle was described as blue, possibly a minivan or TrailBlazer, and the individual was described as a while male with blond hair.
All parents and guardians are asked to remind their children to never accept a ride or any other offer from a stranger and to report any such activity to Town of Tonawanda Police immediately by calling 911 or 876-5300.
The Ken-Ton School District shares informational alerts such as these with families in close cooperation with law enforcement so that families can be aware of suspicious incidents and to assist police in investigations. Information is shared in multiple ways including notification to staff, website alerts, social media, and automated text/email notifications.

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