Rockland girl flees possible attempted abduction

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A 12-year-old girl says she was approached by a stranger who offered her a ride home as she got off her school bus on Tuesday.

The middle school student had just gotten off the bus in Clarkstown when a man in a white Mercedes approached her and allegedly yelled at her to get into the car.

Clarkstown Assistant Superintendent Deborah Leh said that the stranger offered the girl a ride because it was raining, but that the girl knew better and ran away.

?The child did not know the individual ? and so [she] went in the opposite direction, went home, told an adult,? Leh said.

The superintendent of the Clarkstown Central School District sent an e-mail to students and parents Friday morning, alerting them to what the district calls ?a reported attempt to approach a middle school student.?

The Clarkstown Police Department is in the process of investigating the incident.

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