HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County fire officials say a middle school student who was walking to school "felt threatened by a man in a car that was following her" and went to Hyattsville Fire/EMS Station #801 for help on Thursday morning.
A female firefighter stayed with the student until police arrived at the scene.
Fire spokesperson Mark Brady wrote on his blog, "While we can not share any additional details of this particularly incident I feel it is important to note that this youth sought safety at a Fire/EMS Station. Every child and adult should know that our community facilities are considered 'Safe Places' and 'Safe Havens' and should always be considered as a place to seek safety, refuge or a place to turn if they find themselves helpless with no where else to go."
The fire stations are facilities where someone can surrender a baby within 72 hours of birth or temporary shelter for people seeking help.