Six Nations on alert after youth approached by stranger in Ohsweken

The community is on high alert after a suspicious male asked a local elementary school students if they needed a ride while the student was alone in the village of Ohsweken last Tuesday.

J.C.Hill junior high school and Jamieson Elementary both sent out a joint statement warning parents and the community that a student from nearby J.C. Hill was walking home when they were approached around 3:30 p.m. near the Bank of Montreal/Oasis Plaza area at the intersection of Chiefswood Road and Fourth Line.

The student observed a man in a white van acting in a suspicious manner and had asked the student if they needed a ride home. The student did not respond and walked away from the area and reported it to their parents and Six Nations Police.

School officials are reminding parents to talk to their kids about strangers and what to do if they are approached by a stranger.

Teachers are also reviewing safety protocols in class about how to stay safe in the community.

No description of the man has been shared.

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