Lewd and Lascivious Acts Near School

A quick thinking mother helps police catch a man witnesses say was masturbating in front of Tallahassee school children.

Tallahassee police say at least three students at Sealey Elementary School witnessed the man "pleasuring himself" at the bus stop in front of the school.

When she realized what was going on, a mother quickly reported it to the police.

OFC John Newland, Tallahassee police spokesman, said, "The Sealey Elementary School students were in after school, and while one of the parents was picking up some kids they observed a black man who was masturbating in front of the kids and immediately called 911.”

Forty-four-year-old Isaiah Banks was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct. All the children involved were between 9 and 11 years old.

Sealey Principal Tom Inserra says he's relieved so few students saw this and said guidance counselors are available for those children if needed.