Parents have been warned after several men reported ‘suspicious behavior’ outside a school. Wagon.
Standard Community High School said it had also received reports that students were being approached by strangers.
Students are now being urged to go to school in groups, while police have launched an investigation.
A text message sent to parents – entitled ‘Alien Danger Warning’ – read last week: “We have been informed that students in the Standish Area have been contacted by strangers.
“This information has been given to the police.
“Please advise your child not to contact strangers or report any unusual or suspicious behavior to parents or school early.
“Please advise your children to go to school using major routes and travel in groups where possible.”
In a further update released Monday (September 13), the school said: “Please tell your child to stay safe and be vigilant while traveling from school.
“We have reports of male members of the public working suspiciously at school doors and along the line?”
“Students should walk home and stay on the brightest and most important routes possible.
“This information has been passed to the police.”
One parent, who asked not to be named, said he was now afraid to allow his children to go out on their own.
He added: “As a parent, I’m worried. They’re at the door.
“A girl was contacted outside Liddell. They surrounded her and a member of the public had to take her home.
“It’s been going on since July. Police are now patrolling near the school, but it shouldn’t be needed.”
Lindsay Barker, head teacher at Standard Community High School, said. Manchester Evening News. : “The school followed normal procedures and protocols when we were notified of a potential safety concern.
“As soon as we were notified, we contacted the parents to notify them as well as the appropriate agencies.”
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman confirmed that they were investigating two alleged incidents – reported on September 8 and September 13.