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1. Year six student’s quick thinking thwarts would be predator.
An Adelaide family is coming to terms with what could have been after a young girl fended off a would-be predator with her quick thinking.
The student, a Year Six student at Reynella East College, was walking near the fence of her school about 8:30am yesterday morning on her way to school when she was approached by the stranger.
Nine News reports that the man reportedly told the girl: “Your mum told me to pick you up at 1.30”.
The year six student replied, “My parents are dead”.
The man then got back in his car and drove away.
The young girls’ mother, Emily Mirano said she hoped he didn’t live nearby. “It is very frightening” she told Nine News.
The principal of Reynella East College, Caroline Green has praised the girl for her actions.
“To be able to think on her feet and to get herself out of harm’s way immediately is something to be congratulated for,” Ms Green said.
Police say the man was driving a dark green Ford sedan, and the young girl described him Caucasian, about 180 centimetres tall with dark hair. He is believed to have had tattoos on his right arm and right leg, and was wearing a black t-shirt and black and white checked shorts at the time of the encounter.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.