Caitlin Rogers | BDN
By Eesha Pendharkar, BDN Staff •
January 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Updated: January 10, 2019 at 5:01 pm
Students at William S. Cohen School in Bangor reported multiple incidents of potentially dangerous interactions with strangers over the past week, including one allegedly exposed to two students walking on Garland Street.
After receiving three separate reports that college students had been approached by strangers whose intentions were unclear, Cohen School Principal Michael Missbrenner spoke with students on Wednesday. to avoid strangers and sent a letter to parents asking them to do the same.
"Student safety is a top priority for Bangor schools," said Superintendent Betsy Webb.
The Bangor police received the report of the man who allegedly turned up on Friday night, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by the Bangor Police Department. The two students told the police that they noticed the presence of a middle-aged man in a sport utility vehicle before stopping his car next to them and exposing his genitals.
Then on Monday, a parent and a student in a car at a bus stop suggested to another student not to know a hot spot to wait for the school bus. It was later determined that this offer was well-intentioned.
On Wednesday, another student reported that a stranger had suggested he go to school by car.
"We have no reason to believe that there is an immediate danger," said Bangor police spokesman Sgt. Wade Betters, explaining that the alleged incident is currently under investigation.
The police inspected the Garland Street neighborhood in search of the man who allegedly exposed himself and who has not yet found a suspect. Wednesday's incident is also under investigation, Webb said.
The Bangor School Service and Police work together to ensure that community members understand the basic safety precautions that students can take, including not talking to strangers, walking in groups, and choosing a familiar route. .
Any questions can be directed to the Bangor School Department.