The incident happened Monday about 7:20 a.m. near the campuses of Golbow Elementary & McDonald Jr. High, the Katy Independent School District says.
What happened, according to KISD:
A female junior high student was walking to school when a suspicious person approached her from behind, walking very close to the female. When the female turned, the suspicious person reached out to her but did not make physical contact. The female screamed and ran away unharmed. The suspicious person also ran away in the opposite direction.
The district says the suspect -- a white male in his late 40s, 5-7 tall, 170 pounds with a mustache and beard -- "appeared to be very dirty."
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He was wearing a "white hoodie, dark colored jeans, and black/white Nike shoes," officials say.
No vehicle was involved, so it's possible he lives near the scene of the incident, which was at North Mason Road at Lakes of Bridgewater near what's called The Pond.