PUPILS are being told not to walk home alone after an ‘indecent approach’.
Brighouse High School yesterday issued a warning to all its pupils.
It comes after reports of a man, said to be in his 40s or 50s, acting suspiciously in the town.
A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said they had been called to the school at 12.30pm yesterday by the deputy headteacher following a report that an 18-year-old girl had been approached by a man who grabbed her arm.
The message on the school’s website, headed ‘Important safety announcement’ from headteacher Liz Cresswell says: “It has been brought to my attention that an adult male (aged late 40s/50s) has been acting suspiciously in the Brighouse area.
“As a safety precaution we are asking all pupils to ensure that they do not walk to or from school alone and that they avoid lonely short cuts.
“This seems a sensible action in the circumstances and should help avoid panic.”
Pupils and Brighouse residents reported on Twitter that someone had been “inappropriately approached” in the town.
Police have vowed to step up patrols in the area and officers will be visiting the school today to investigate further.