HULL, Mass. (AP) — Police in Hull say schoolchildren in town did the right thing by reporting someone offering them rides, even though the friendly stranger turned out to be a nun.

Sgt. Neil Reilly said students carrying heavy bags were walking to school earlier this week when an elderly woman who was driving by stopped and offered them a ride. He told The Patriot Ledger the students were "spooked" by the offer because they had been warned about talking to strangers.

Assistant schools superintendent Judy Kuehn says the woman who talked to the kids was a nun.

Kuehn said teachers spoke with younger students Wednesday to remind them about common sense ways to stay safe and sent an alert to parents on Thursday to let them know about the incidents.

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