Updated By: Garin Flowers
January 31, 2014, 5pm
The Thomasville area was rattled earlier today when police say a man tried to snatch an 8th grader on the campus of MacIntyre Parke Middle School and Scholars Academy.
The incident happened around 10am this morning.
Police responded to a complaint that a student was grabbed by a stranger who was trespassing.
Luckily, the 8th grader was able to escape from this man and notify school staffers.
News Release: Thomasville Police Department
Thomasville, Ga. -- On Friday, January 31, 2104 at approximately 10:00 A.M. Thomasville Police Officers responded to MacIntyre Park Middle School and Scholars Academy in reference to a complaint of a student being grabbed by strange male who was trespassing on the campuses.
Officers were told that the male grabbed the 8th grade student by the bookbag. The student was able to get away from the suspect and notified school personnel of the incident.
The student was not hurt and the suspect was not located on campus by the officers. Thomasville Police and Thomas County Sheriff Deputies arrived in the area of the schools and a search of the area was conducted. School personnel also assisted and worked with officers providing information.
The suspect was not located in the area at the time of the search. This is an on-going investigation. Anyone who might have seen the suspect or have information about the incident can call the Criminal Investigations Division at 227-3302 or Crime Stoppers at 227-3305.
The suspect was described as a white male 6 feet tall ,wearing raggedy clothes, black Jacket, blue work pants, dirty shoes, brown hair and had a light beard.