A man reportedly exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl Thursday near Stone Middle School in Centreville, according to Fairfax County Police.
The girl reported to police around 5:30 p.m. Thursday she was walking near Stone Creek Drive and Sully Park Drive when a vehicle stopped near her, according to PFC Shelley Broderick, a public information officer for the department.
The girl said the adult male driver was exposing himself, Broderick said in an email to Patch. The girl continued home and reported the incident, Broderick said.
Last year a man exposed himself to a group of students running on a path near the school. Police were on the lookout for a serial flasher.
Stone Middle School sent this note to parents after the incident was reported:
Dear Parents and Guardians:
This note is to inform you of an incident that occurred yesterday afternoon in which a Stone student reported that a man exposed himself to her in the vicinity of Sully Park Drive and Stone Creek Drive. The suspect is described as a white male, 35-40 years of age, black hair and goatee. He was driving a newer model light gray sedan with a roof rack.
Anyone who may have information regarding this suspect is asked to call the Fairfax County Police Department. All of us at Stone Middle School will continue to work closely with law enforcement to keep your children safe. Please discuss this matter with your children and advise them to be cautious when they are involved in activities outside the home and to walk directly to and from school and bus stops in groups or pairs.
Stone Middle School
Deer Park Elementary also sent a note to parents:
Dear Deer Park Families,
The safety of our students is a priority at our school. Therefore, I feel it is important to pass along to you the following Keep In Touch message that was sent by the principal of Stone Middle School earlier today regarding an incident that happened within the Deer Park neighborhood yesterday afternoon. The information about the incident has not been shared with Deer Park’s students. This is a good opportunity for you to have a discussion with your child about “stranger danger” and to review the route that your child walks to and from school.
Carol A. Larsen
Deer Park Elementary