ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) – An alert has been issued for parents and students in the Elyria School District, after a high school student is approached by a man.

The student is safe. According to the district’s Facebook page, the student was offered a ride home by a man in a dark car Tuesday. It happened around Yale Avenue in Elyria.

Elyria City Schools

It was brought to our attention that a high school student was approached by a vehicle in the area of Yale this afternoon while walking. The student was offered a ride by the driver of the car, who is described as a white male, with a white beard, a full head of white hair, and driving an older black car with black tinted windows. The student is safe. Please be extra vigilant and aware of your child’s comings and goings, and the paths they take to and from school. Elyria Police officers have extra patrols in the neighborhoods near our schools as a precaution.

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