School district alerts parents of ‘suspicious activity' at bus stop



CANONSBURG, Pa. - Administrators at a local school district said are alerting parents of a suspicious activity involving a child a bus stop Monday.

Canonsburg School District administrators said they were made aware of an incident where a man asked an 11-year-old girl if she missed her bus, and told her he had a child the same age as she.

North Strabane police said the suspicious person did not attempt to lure the girl into his vehicle, but he shouldn’t have pulled into her driveway.

The girl’s mother and bus driver told investigators that they witnessed the man talk to the girl from his pickup truck, and they both felt it was inappropriate.

“He asked her if she missed her bus and she said, ‘No,’” the girl’s mother said.

According to the girl’s mother, the man also said he used to have a daughter like her, but she’s grown now.

The mom said the school bus then pulled up and the man sped away.

The school bus driver told authorities the pickup truck was small, red or burgundy and possibly had a silver cap on the back.

School district officials said a letter will go out to parents on Wednesday with a description of the suspicious incident, and a reminder what to practice with your children about these type of situations.