Stranger Danger alert for Arlington school kids

Students in Hancock County are being asked to stay alert after reports of a potential predator in the Arlington-area.

According to the county sheriff's office, and officials in the Arlington School District, an elderly man was reportedly seen driving around Arlington High school while asking students to get in the older model red car. The man is described as being between 50 and 70 years old, with a gray-stubble goatee and several teeth missing.

In a letter sent home last week, the school district notified parents that the sheriff's office is following a lead on a possible suspect, but that students should remain on alert while walking to and from school and around town.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says they will have increased patrols before and after school.

If you have any information regarding this suspect or happen to witness any suspicious behavior, you are asked to contact the sheriff's office at (419) 424-7097.