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School Children Approached By Strangers In Muscatine

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Police in Muscatine are investigating at least two incidents in which strangers approached school children.

The first report came in around 10:30 Friday, May 30th, when two kids on Kindler Ave. near McKinley School were approached by two young adults in a blue or brown van. One of them exposed himself to the children. The children reported the incident to the school resource officer and were not hurt.

The second incident happened just minutes later, at Oneida and Division Streets. The driver of a white vehicle approached a child. The person inside asked if the child needed a ride and then told the child to get into the car. The kids took off and told an adult.

"If you see people that seem suspicious, you don't have to witness a criminal act, but if they seem suspicious, please call us and we will get there as soon as we can to do that," said Lt. Jeff Jirak of the Muscatine Police Department. 

He said a fourth grader at McKinley Elem. School told the resource officer there what happened, right away. 

"I give all the credit in the world for our little people, that can step up, can make the right decisions at this early of an age and be responsible for themselves and doing the right thing," said Lt. Jirak. 

He says police are still looking for the suspects and they're increasing police presence in public places where children will be this summer. 

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