CLARKSTON, Ga. -- Parents and children in Clarkson and Stone Mountain are on alert.
An 11-year-old girl says a man tried to kidnap her at her school-bus stop Tuesday morning.
She says it happened just before 8 a.m., at Nielsen Drive and Nielsen Court in Clarkston.
The girl is named Jasmine, and she is in sixth grade at Freedom Middle School in Stone Mountain. She tells 11Alive News that she was taught in elementary school what to do if a stranger tries to grab you -- run, scream, get away fast.
Jasmine says she did just that.
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Usually her mother is with her at the school bus stop, but Tuesday morning Jasmine went by herself, and she was all alone.
Jasmine spoke with 11Alive News with her parents by her side, describing how a man in some sort of gold Nissan drove by, looking straight at her.
"And then he comes back, circles around. And he's white. He was wearing a white T-shirt. He was wearing no pants, no underwear, at all. He tries to grab me by my arm, but I fight back. And then I start running and screaming for help. What was going through my mind was that, how could this happen to me, I didn't even do anything wrong. And I was, like, thank God that nothing happened to me," Jasmine said.
Police are investigating and interviewing witnesses, and Tuesday afternoon the school sent a letter home to parents about the investigation.
Horace Dunson of DeKalb County Schools says security of children involves parents, educators and police, and says it's always good for parents to monitor the school-bus stops.
"Many of our parents take turns and volunteer at the bus stops, to help out at bus stops in the morning," he said. "So we just want to encourage them to do that, and continue to do that, as well."
Even though this was the one time Jasmine's mom was not with her at the school-bus stop, her mom did drive up to check on her; Jasmine was crying, and that's when they went together to the school to report this to police.
Dunson says police hope to have more concrete information to get out to parents and kids about this case soon, possibly in the next couple of days.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 911.