This message is to alert all West Babylon parents and guardians that Friday, Sept. 7th at approximately 3:30 pm a white male approached a high school student in the Best Yet/Retro Fitness Shopping Center on Montauk Highway and repeatedly asked the student if she wanted a ride in his van as he followed her to Beachwood Drive. The student then ran away. This person left the scene.

The man is described as a white male, mid-50’s, grayish goatee with “bags under his eyes”.  The vehicle was described as a white van.  The family notified police. 
Parents and guardians are once again encouraged to review steps their children should take when confronted by strangers and the need to be alert for suspicious individuals. The police should always be contacted if there are any concerns.


Scott Payne 
Assistant Supt. Of Curriculum & Instruction