A GEELONG primary school is on high alert after a man reportedly grabbed a young boy in the toilets.
The Grovedale’s Mandama Primary School is on alert after a student said he was grabbed on the arm by a man in the school toilets before 2pm Tuesday, reports The Geelong Advertiser.
The boy has said he managed to punch the man and run away before telling a teacher.
Police spent the afternoon patrolling the area but were unable to locate the man.
He was last seen leaving the school grounds on foot towards Corang Ave and is described as Caucasian, aged between 20-30, tall, with a skinny build and dark stubble.
He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up and black sunglasses.
Department of Education spokesman Steve Tolley said they were taking the incident seriously and would be working closely with the school to provide any support needed.
“A student at Mandama Primary School today reported to teachers that he had been approached by a man on school grounds,” Mr Tolley said.
“The child is safe and the safety of our students is our number one priority.
“The school contacted the police who attended and spoke to the child and their family about the incident.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE.
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