From the Lake County Sheriff’s Department:
Junior High Student Battered Walking to Bus Stop
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a junior high school student was approached and battered in Unincorporated Cary.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Cary Junior High School this morning after school staff was alerted a 12-year-old student was battered.
Sheriff’s deputies met with Cary Police Officers and learned the 12-year-old was on his way to the school bus stop at approximately 7:30 a.m., in the area of West Pittner Avenue and Hickory Nut Grove Road.
The victim reported he was approached by a man, described as being Hispanic, in his late 20’s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, and black athletic shoes.
The victim said the man, with no provocation, struck him in the face and fled into a wooded area.
The victim was not seriously injured.
Homeowners in the area are asked to review home video surveillance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200.