Police Investigating after Student Reports Being Followed Home from School

Reading, MA — Deputy Chief David Clark reports that the Reading Police Department is investigating after a student reported being followed home from school yesterday afternoon.

On Tuesday, April 23, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Reading Police officer responded to a home on Main Street after an 11 year-old-girl reported she was followed home after leaving the Joshua Eaton Elementary School at 3:15 p.m.

While walking down Melbourne Avenue, the girl noticed a man about 15 feet behind her, who appeared to follow her for approximately five to 10 minutes. The man is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans. The man did not make contact with her.

“This student did exactly the right thing by immediately informing a trusted adult after she noticed something out of the ordinary while on her walk home,” Deputy Chief Clark said. “We are investigating this matter, but at this time we do not believe there is a danger to the community.”

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