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Man tries to get schoolgirl into his van in Aro Street

Report from RNZ
Wellington police are investigating after a schoolgirl was yelled at by a man, telling her to get in his van.

The incident happened just before 9am this morning in Aro St, a police spokesperson said.

“A 12-year-old student who had been waiting for friends nearby was in the process of leaving the area when the male yelled at her to get in the van.”

In a statement, Te Aro School said the girl did exactly what she should have by leaving immediately and telling school staff.

“The student reacted perfectly by not engaging and coming directly to school and informing her teacher of the incident.”

The school contacted police, who are investigating.

“We will be reminding our students about stranger danger and the importance of talking about these issues with a trusted adult. Please reinforce this message at home,” the school said.

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