Fourth-grade boy shoved inside car while walking home

Columbus police are investigating after a fourth-grader from Georgetown Elementary School apparently was shoved into a car Tuesday on Amber Drive while walking home from school.

After stopping at Macon and Flat Rock roads, the unidentified driver dropped the boy off in a church parking lot in the area of Cusseta Road and Lee Street, Valerie L. Fuller, director of communications at the Muscogee County School District said in a release.

Fuller said employees and parents of students at Georgetown, Wesley Heights, East Columbus Magnet Academy and Kendrick High School have been notified about the incident.

The incident occurred after school as the boy walked home. The man is believed to have been driving a Chevrolet Impala, possibly red, with a spoiler and rims. Fuller urged parents to talk to children about the incident and look out for any suspicious person or activity in the noted areas. “We encourage you to escort your child to school, especially if he or she walks to and from school,” Fuller said. “In addition, we encourage parents to not to leave children unattended or alone at a bus stop.”

The police investigation continues in the incident.