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Del. Teen Gets Off Bus, Gets Harassed: Police

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    Del. Teen Gets Off Bus, Gets Harassed: Police
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    The 12-year old victim may have been shoved into the path of the bus while he was playing around with another student, according to one report.

    Parents were put on alert by Delaware State Police Friday after a man allegedly approached and harassed a 16-year-old Newark girl while she was on her way home from school.

    Here's what allegedly went down.

    The Hodgson Vocational Technical High School 10th grader got off a school bus near the Four Seasons Shopping Center in Newark, Del. Thursday. She had stayed late at school to play sports so she didn't arrive home until around 6 p.m., according to New Castle County Police.

    The teen walked through the shopping center parking lot to get to her house. While she was walking a man in a black car approached, said police.

    The man rolled down his window and made catcalls at the girl and propositioned her to get in the car with him, police said.

    The girl became nervous and began to walk quickly away from the man. After the catcalls continued the girl started to run, said cops.

    She luckily made it home safely. She told her parents about the incident when she arrived home and they reported it to police.

    The suspect is described as a black male with short hair and sideburns who is in his early 30's, according to police.

    Police want parents to keep an eye out for the alleged harassing driver. But they also want to make sure parents talk to their kids about these types of incidents.

    "Parents are encouraged to speak to their children about this incident. Although this particular case occurred in Newark, this is a good time for parents of all schools and districts to speak to their kids about this very important issue," said Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Hodgson Vo-Tech School Resource Officer at 302-832-0274 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.