Man exposes self to students at Phoenix elementary school

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A man exposed himself to four kids at Griffith Elementary School on Wednesday, police said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A man exposed himself to four kids at Griffith Elementary School on Wednesday, police said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The suspect was described as a man wearing a baseball hat, white t-shirt and tan pants. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The suspect was described as a man wearing a baseball hat, white t-shirt and tan pants. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Phoenix police are looking for a man who exposed himself to elementary school kids at recess.

It happened Wednesday at Griffith Elementary School near 46th Street and McDowell Road.

Four fourth-graders reported that a male parked near the school exposed himself to them while they were on the school property.  

A playground monitor saw the commotion and the suspect took off in his car.

The suspect is described as a male wearing a baseball hat, white t-shirt, and tan pants.  His vehicle was described as a tan, early 2000s Chevy Impala with circular tail lights and dark tinted windows. 

The school sent a letter home with students and also released the following statement regarding the incident:

"Dear Griffith Families,
We want to inform you of an incident that occurred yesterday near Griffith Elementary at approximately 11:45 a.m. It was reported that a man driving a champagne-colored Chevy Impala was seen parked near the southeast area of the backfield.

Students reported that the man was acting inappropriately. The Campus Monitors notified the office, and the police were immediately contacted and searched the neighborhood.

The Balsz School District places the safety of our students as its top priority. This includes communicating accurate information to you which may involve issues of safety. We want you to be aware as we partner with you for the safety of your child."

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