Man reportedly exposed himself to Beach elementary school girl

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by Karen Hopkins, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 6 at 6:21 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH-Police are investigating a report of a man exposing himself to an elementary school student.  

Officer Tonya Borman said a girl was walking home from Rosemont Forest Elementary around 3:30 p.m. Thursday when a man called her to come over to his truck.  When she go to it, he exposed himself.

Police say the incident reportedly happened in the 1700 block of Grey Friars Chase.

At this time, there is no suspect information.

Parents received a letter from the principal explaining the situation and asking parents to be extra vigilant.

An AlertNow phone advisory also was made to families with children at Rosemont Forest Elementary, Salem Middle and Salem High, stated Va. Beach Schools spokeswoman Kathleen O'Hara.

The situation got people talking on the WVEC.com Facebook page.

Joshua Cantrell said, "Hope the cops catch him before a dad does."

Jaimie Lynn Chandler added, My (children) were taught that not every adult deserves respect. That goes for anyone-not all cops, teachers, coaches or priests are good--Jerry Sandusky for example. Kids must be taught about life, their bodies and even death from day one. I am glad she is ok."

LETTER TO PARENTS:
This is Greg Furlich, principal at Rosemont Forest Elementary School.
I’m calling to let you know about an incident that took place this afternoon in a nearby neighborhood.
A student who walks home after school reported that she was approached by stranger driving a white van on Grey Friars Chase.
The driver, a white male with brown hair, reportedly asked the student to come near his SUV and exposed himself. The child was not harmed and safely made her way home. However, police were immediately notified.
I am asking students, their families and residents of the Grey Friars Chase neighborhoods to be diligent when traveling on and near Grey Friars Chase.
Should you notice any suspicious behavior, immediately call 911 or the police department’s non-emergency number 385-5000. During the school day, you may also call the Rosemont Forest Elementary office at 648-3640.
As we finish up this first of week of school, I ask you to remind your children the importance of walking in groups, remaining aware of their surroundings and reporting any suspicious activities immediately.
Thank you for partnering with us in making Rosemont Forest a safe school for our students.

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