WPD Investigating an Unusual Incident at Sprague School

Type:  announcements  

This is a community notification from the Wellesley Police Department regarding an unusual/suspicious incident that occurred at the Sprague School on September 13, 2017 in the morning.


A Sprague School student reported that he had seen an unidentified male with a beard in the bushes near the Oak Street side of the school on Wednesday morning before school.  The student reported that the man offered the boy a cell phone and asked him to help him to participate in the "Blue Whale" challenge.  The student immediately left the scene and there was no further contact.  The person was described as a white male possibly in his 20's, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with long brown curly hair that was in a ponytail.  The male also had a beard but no mustache.


The Wellesley Police Department is working with the Wellesley Public Schools to investigate this incident.  The Wellesley Police Department is sending this message so the entire community can be aware of the unusual circumstances.  We have not had any other reports of this type of behavior.  The incident is being actively investigated by the Wellesley Police Department.


Please remind your child to report anything that seems strange to a teacher/parent and to quickly get away from any strange situation.  Please call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious incidents or people as well.