Schools on alert after two girls approached

A WARNING has been issued to parents of Clarence Valley school children after two girls were approached outside South Grafton High School last week.

According to reports, the two girls were approached by a lone male in a car and, although the girls did not get into the vehicle, education authorities have alerted parents to be wary.

"The children (South Grafton High School students) were spoken to at assembly and parents have been notified through the school newsletter," Department of Education and Training spokesman, Sven Wright, said.

"We have a continuing 'stranger danger' message and warnings as part of the personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) program.

"This sort of incident helps to reinforce that with parents."

A Grafton police spokesman said there were some simple procedures to follow if people were approached inappropriately.

"They should go to the nearest house and get into a safe house," he said.

"If the person is in a car, all they need to get is the registration number.

"They should not attempt to get any details about the occupants of the vehicle."

The spokesman said cases such as the one involving the South Grafton High School students were 'very rare' in the Clarence Valley.

"At this stage it looks like a one-off," he said.

"But we will be monitoring around schools before and after school."

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