On Wednesday morning, March 13, a student at a bus stop near Cauthron was offered an unsolicited ride from a stranger.
As a result, Waldron Public School’s Superintendent Daniel Fielding issued the following statement:
This morning (March 13th) it was reported that someone driving a vehicle by a rural bus stop offered a student an unsolicited ride in their vehicle. Although it is unclear at this time what the nature or intent of the solicitation was, we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our children. Law enforcement officials are working diligently to gather information to identify the person to determine their intentions. Please help us in reminding your children to never accept rides from strangers, and/or without parental permission.
Scott County Sheriff Randy Shores said they are investigating the report.