The Cumberland County Sheriff is warning parents about a man reported to have exposed himself to young children.
Part of the crime alert notification read, "Parents are being advised to use caution. Children walking home from school should do so in groups."
Debbie Tanna, the sheriff 's spokeswoman, said the indecent exposure was not isolated to just one area. However, detectives did not want to release the specific locations because they are still investigating.
The Cumberland County Schools counselor coordinator said this is a good reminder for parents to talk to their children about unusual people near home or around school. She said parents may want to take the extra step of being sure an adult is always with children walking home from the bus stop.
"Our safety and security office asks for parents to be at the bus stop," explained Robbin MacGregor. "So that when kids are leaving our care we don't just let them walk off into the sunset. We want to know that there's a trusting adult that's been approved to pick them up, that is there to escort them to their home."
Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler said anyone whose child is approached by a stranger should contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office immediately at (910) 323-1500.