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Unknown Man in Minibus Tries to Pick up Children Waiting at School Bus Stop: Report

Police in New York are searching for the driver of a minibus who reportedly tried to pick up a group of children while they waited for their school bus.

According to News 12 The Bronx, the incident happened Monday morning in Suffolk County as a group of children waited for a school bus off of Baeck Street, at around 7:15 a.m. An unknown male reportedly pulled up to the students and told them he could get them to school faster.

“The bus driver said, ‘No, no, come on boys get on my bus,'” Kathy Gannon, a parent who was watching from her porch said. “And I’m yelling from my driveway, ‘Do not get on the bus – that is not your bus – do not get on.'”

When the children didn’t recognize the driver, they declined the man’s offer and he drove away. A few minutes later, the school bus approached and picked the children up. The Suffolk County Police Department and district security were subsequently notified.

The minibus driver has been described as a dark-skinned male with an accent, who appeared to be middle age. According to the children, the minibus had the number “13” on the side.

Anyone with information about the minibus driver is urged to contact  Suffolk County police. Meanwhile, the Connetquot Central School District is reminding parents to make sure their children know about safety.

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