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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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  • This is totally unacceptable that children can’t even be safe in school. What is the world coming too.

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  • Scary indeed !! What world are we living in when school ground aren’t safe anymore ? Concerning !

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  • how scary, ive got 2 boys, be careful

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  • OMG! That is pretty bloody scary!! You assume that you’re kids are going to be safe in school grounds.

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  • Oh god, SO glad my kids don’t go to that school! How would you feel sending your kids there after this happened?! In the toilets on school grounds…….it’s very hard to get my head around

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  • I know first hand how scary that is and it haunts me how often this happens and isn’t heard about. Well done to that brave boy for his quick actions

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  • WTF is wrong with these animals – noone is safe :(

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  • How brazen! Very frightening for parents.

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  • This is so scary. What’s the solution? Should children go to the toilet in pairs or groups?

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  • I find these news always so upsetting. Luckily the boy managed to get away from that man!

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  • There has been too many of these reports lately.
    IT worries me especially how it is so easy to enter schools these days!

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