Norfolk Schools report another incident involving suspicious white van

Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Police are investigating after a female student at a high school says she was followed home from school on Tuesday.

The incident is the latest in a string of reports made involving a suspicious white van popping up near schools in Norfolk.

According to Monday’s victim, a man and woman approached a Richard Bowling Elementary cafeteria worker.

Police say the worker wasn’t harmed, and the couple fled in a white van.

On Tuesday, a similar report surfaced. This one involved a student at Booker T. Washington High School.

Principal Margie Stallings shared the student’s account in a message sent out to parents and staff on Tuesday.

The female student said the van followed her until she reached her home.

She made it inside safely and told her mother, who reported the incident to the school’s resource officer.

10 On Your Side spoke with a parent, Veida Morris, whose daughter attends the school.

“Every now and then she may walk home but not anymore,” said Morris.

She says herself or her husband will be at the stop from now on, to make sure she gets home safely.

Principle Stallings says there will be increased police presence at the school on Wednesday as police continue to investigate the white van.

“This incident reminds us all how important it is to be ever mindful of student and staff safety. For example, when your child walks home from school, be sure he or she does so in a group of children, not alone. I have asked students to be more cognizant of their surroundings as they are walking home. 

Margie Stallings | Booker T. Washington Principal

Police spokesperson Noel Lipieko said detectives are “aware of the reported incident” and are investigating further.

So far police haven’t released any details about the suspects or their van.

As always if anyone has information please contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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