Dear FPS Families & Staff,
According to the Fairfield Police Department, two middle school students encountered a suspicious vehicle today. There was no verbal interaction, and no harm occurred. We strongly encourage parents to speak with their walkers and/or bus riders about being hyper vigilant of their surroundings at all times. If possible, children should travel in groups. Additionally, remind your children to never speak to or go with strangers, even if the stranger claims to have knowledge about the child or the child’s family. Finally, please report any suspicious activity immediately to the Fairfield Police Department. Let’s work together to keep our children and community safe.
Michael J. Testani
Superintendent of Schools
Please see the below statement from the Fairfield Police Department:
On Wednesday February 1, 2023 at approximately 3:30pm, the Fairfield Police Department received a 911 call from a resident on Collingwood Avenue reporting two young females ran to his home very upset. They described an encounter with a male operating a vehicle while they were walking home from the school bus.
Patrol officers responded immediately to the home and interviewed the two middle school aged girls who reported the following:
While walking home after exiting the school bus, a white male operating a white vehicle (which may possibly be a BMW X5 type vehicle) described to have white interior, drove up to them while they were walking. The vehicle was playing loud music and the male was wearing a black ski mask upon his approach. There was no conversation with the girls and no further action taken by the person operating the vehicle. The two girls ran to a nearby home to report the incident.
The Fairfield Police Detective Bureau along with the School Safety Unit responded to assist with this investigation.
Officers and detectives are actively investigating this incident using all available resources to them which include video surveillance in attempt to identify this individual.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department at 203-254-4800.
“These two girls did exactly what police would want them to do in this type of situation. We remind them to try to walk in groups, never talk to strangers, and report any suspicious incident to police immediately.”
This incident is still under investigation.