Lakewood City School sent the following warning to parents.
This morning, a Lakewood High School student reported being a victim of an attempted armed robbery on the way to school. The student immediately reported the incident, which occurred in the area of Ridgewood and Franklin, to the Lakewood Police Department.
The student was approached by a stranger who claimed to have a gun and wanted the student's cell phone and money. The perpetrator did not end up robbing the student and he reportedly fled in a red vehicle with multiple occupants.
Students are reminded to be aware of their surroundings on the way to and from school and if at all possible to walk with someone. As always, please report any suspicious activity to the Lakewood Police Department at 216-521-1234.