Spearwood: Stranger danger warning for parents after Newton Primary School incident

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A SPEARWOOD mother has issued a warning to parents after an incident at a primary school today where a man reportedly took photographs of school children.

Kristi McIntyre told the Cockburn Gazette she received a phone call from Newton Primary School, where her nine-year-old daughter attended, saying there had been an incident at the school.

She said a man in a white van was spotted taking photographs of the school children who were on the oval.

“The school rang me and said that there had been an incident,” she said.

“The principal put me in contact with my daughter, who told me a man in a white van had been taking photographs of some of the kids.

“She said the man also gave the rude finger to the kids before driving off.”

A Department of Education spokeswoman confirmed the incident had been reported to police, but declined to give any further details.

It is the second reported stranger danger incident in the same day, with a Mandurah school reporting a man in a silver car tried to lure a young boy into the car with him.

Ms McIntyre said her daughter was scared, but otherwise okay.

She said parents should educate their children on the importance of stranger danger.

Anyone with information on the incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a report online.