By COLlive reporter
A parent of a student in Bais Rivkah is alerting parents to be aware of a man lurking near the building and watching the young girls as they walked past to enter the school building.
“As I dropped my daughter off at Bais Rivkah Elementary School this morning and watched her enter the building, I noticed this man standing on the corner, watching the girls and acting inappropriately!” she told COLlive.com. “I was afraid his next step would be to expose himself.”
The parent says that there were no security guards or teachers standing on the corner at the time of the incident.
“I called Shomrim and another mother ran to tell the security guard at a different entrance. While this happened a bus pulled up and the girls came off while this man stood and watched. Who knows what he could have done next,” the alarmed parent said.
“Please publicize the real and present dangerous criminal predatory elements who exist in our neighborhood. They are undeterred by broad daylight or adults present,” the parent warned.
COLlive contacted Mike Baratta of the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights about this, and they are aware of the incident, during which the man acted highly inappropriate although it didn’t cross the legal line, they said.
They advise parents to remain alert and aware, and say that if observing an incident such as this to call 911.
COLlive spoke with a member of the school Board of Directors, who said “The school is aware of this incident, and will be having meetings with the school security guards to prevent incidents like this from happening again in the future,” he said.