Updated: With information from Framingham Police
Hemenway Elementary School Principal Lucia Laguarda sent out an alert to parents this afternoon that there was a report of an "individual that was suspected of being a registered sex offender waiting at the bench located between the Heritage House and Hemenway School."
The principal told parents that the "location is a public bus stop and it is within the legal distance of the school, if in fact it is this individual."
The K-5 elementary school principal told parents in her alert she has asked the Framingham Police safety officers to follow up with school administration on the report.
Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini said there was a report of a "level 3 sex offender on that bench in the morning," from a citizen.
He said Framingham Police will be "monitoring" the area, although "there is no evidence that the man on bench was a sex offender nor that he did or was doing anything wrong."
"We would like to suggest your continued support with communicating to your children about safety issues outside of school particularly if they are ever approached by a stranger. We will continue to work together on keeping all kids safe," emailed the principal.
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