[UPDATE] TPD Investigates "Suspicious Incident" at Raa Middle School

By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 6.14.2011 by Julie Montanaro 5pm

A frightening encounter sends a teenage girl hurrying for help.

Tallahassee Police say a strange man approached a 15 year old girl as she waited near Raa Middle School for her mother to pick her up.

A Leon County School district spokesman says the teen attends the 100 Success Academy, but is dropped off each day at a bus stop near the Raa bus ramp.

The teen sought safety in the school office. She told the secretary there that a man was following her.

"He came up and asked her how ... if she would go out and have dinner with him and she told him no, that she was a child," said Raa Middle School secretary Candace Blakely. "So then, she came on in the office."

Blakely says the teen then called her mother and waited in the office until her mother could pick her up.

Police describe the man as a black man, 30 to 35 year old, with sideburns and medium length hair. The student told police he had a foreign ... possibly a Jamaican accent.

If you have seen him, police want to hear from you. They also encourage parents to talk to their children about what to do if strangers approach them as well as discuss safe places to wait.

Tallahassee, Florida - June 14, 2011 - Noon -

Tallahassee police are on the hunt for the man they say approached a 15 year old girl at a school.

It happened at around 3:30pm on June 13th at Raa Middle school.

A school secretary told WCTV the girl waiting at the school's bus ramp.
That's when a man came up and asked the student to go to dinner with him.

The girl said no and tried to walk away, but the man followed her.
Police say the man left when two school employees walked outside.
He's described as a 30-35 year old black man with a medium build, long sideburns and medium length hair.

The student said he spoke with a foreign, possibly Jamaican, accent.


Tallahassee, Florida - 6-14 -

Tallahassee Police officers responded to the home of a 15 year old female student last night following a suspicious incident that occurred at RAA Middle School at approximately 3:30 PM.

The student told officers a man she did not know approached her and began speaking with her, leaving only after two teachers exited the school. He was described as a black male, 30-35 years old, medium build, with long sideburns and medium length hair. The student said the male spoke with a foreign, possibly Jamaican, accent. Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 891-4200.

Parents are reminded to talk with their children about personal safety matters. If a child must wait for a parent to pick them up, they should wait inside occupied buildings at a pre-designated location and only exit upon sight of parents; or wait with other children or people who are known to them.

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