We are sharing the following information from the Lee’s Summit Police Department regarding a suspicious person and vehicle reported in the Lakewood area within northern Lee’s Summit.
Lee’s Summit Police have stated that they received a report on Oct. 5 of a suspicious person and vehicle that approached an elementary-age student at a bus stop in the area of NW Lake Drive and NW Cimarron Street. The vehicle was described as a small, gray four-door car; the driver was described as a white male in his 30s with short brown hair. The Police Department is asking residents to be alert and report any suspicious activity by calling 816-969-7390 or by dialing 911.
This provides us with a reminder about the importance of discussing safety both at school and at home. When walking to school, a friend’s house or other locations, it is best for children to use the “buddy system” and walk with other friends or family members. Students should avoid strangers at all times, whether they are pedestrians or drivers. In addition, children are urged to follow their own instincts. If they ever feel uncomfortable in any situation or with anyone, it is wise to get away from the person or persons and tell an adult.
As always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority at all Lee’s Summit R-7 schools. You are encouraged to contact the Lee’s Summit Police Department if you see any suspicious activity. Please also feel free to contact your school office.