WOONSOCKET â€“ In conjunction with the Woonsocket Education Department, the police yesterday warned parents and children about a man who has been exposing himself to youngsters on their way to Coleman Elementary School.
â€śWeâ€™re doing everything we can to find him,â€ť said Detective Jamie Paone, spokeswoman for the police. â€śHopefully someone can provide us with more information to help us identify this guy.â€ť
Police believe same man exposed himself to children on their way to Coleman at least four times in the last year, she said. The most recent incident happened about 9 a.m. Thursday.
Just one day after state officials assembled to roll out a raft of proposed school safety legislation, a lockdown at the University of Rhode Island triggered by reports of a gunman on the South Kingstown campus brought new immediacy to what has become a national conversation about guns.