KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) -- The Park Hill School District issued a safety alert Friday after the district said a Tiffany Ridge Elementary student was approached by a stranger after getting off a bus Thursday.

The district said a light-skinned Hispanic male asked the student, “Where is your mom? We will take you to get her. Get in our car.”

The vehicle was described by authorities as only a small, red car. Officers said there was also a heavy-set white woman in the car.

Kansas City Police Department officers said the boy did the right thing by running away and calling his mother.

Officers are investigating and increasing patrols in the area, the school district said.

It's the second instance of a stranger danger episode in the district this week. 

The district warned parents on Wednesday about an incident after police took a report of a man watching kids at a bus stop in the area of Wayland Avenue and NW 87th Street.

Neighbor Joseph Mazza said he is keeping an eye on the kids at the stop across from his home, saying the recent suspicious behavior concerns him.

"That’s the society we live in today," he said. "It’s a shame is what it is. Very different than when I was growing up.”

In both instances, district officials sent email and text alerts to parents and anyone else in the community who signed up to be notified.

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