‘That’s sick!’: Parents express concern after Portsmouth Police say man exposed himself to student near bus stop

Posted at 6:46 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 23:18:47-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating after a man allegedly exposed himself to a Churchland High School student near a bus stop Thursday morning.

Police confirmed to News 3 that the incident happened around 6:30 a.m. They say parents and students can expect an increased police presence in the area as a result of the incident.

Authorities described the suspect as a tall black male who was wearing a gray hoodie and light-colored jeans.

A message from Churchland High School's Principal Shawn Millaci read that the incident happened at Tejo Lane and Silvermaple Drive.

Millaci's message to Churchland families was as follows:

Good evening, families. This is an important message from Mr. Millaci, principal of Churchland High School. Earlier today, a student who was walking to the bus stop at Tejo Lane and Silvermaple Drive reported seeing a man exposing himself. Police were immediately contacted, and they are investigating. Police will have an additional presence in the area today. I am sharing this with you so that you are aware and can review best safety practices with your child tonight. As always, I thank you for your support of Churchland High School.

There is currently no suspect information, and police are still investigating.

Stay with News 3 for updates.