The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a suspicious man near Freedom Middle School.
A man appeared to follow children from the school, which is located at 7315 Smith Station Road, to a neighboring residence and then lingered outside of the house once the children went inside, according to a news release.
The man is described as white, about 30 to 40 years old, 6-foot and 190 pounds with a medium build. He has curly gray hair with a bald spot and a close-cut gray beard.
He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, silver wristwatch, blue knee-length basketball shorts and white and gray shoes.
People are advised to monitor their children carefully and report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff's Office at (540) 582-7115.