Police in Orland Hills are still looking for two men who tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl on her way home from school. The girl got off a school bus at 3:30 p.m. Monday near 169th Street and 88th Avenue. Usually, her 13-year-old brother accompanies her home from school but he stayed after school on Monday. She attends Prairie View Middle School in Tinley Park.
When she noticed a man following her, the girl used her emergency cell phone to call 9-1-1 and told her location before the call was disconnected. She told police the men beat her in the abdomen and the head, striking her head against a tree trunk. Police found the girl beneath a crabapple tree.
Parents in the neighborhood say they are concerned the school did not alert parents to the danger until the next day.
Her assailant is described as a “light-skinned male in his late teens to early 20s,” wearing a black ski mask, gloves, a black jacket and tennis shoes. The driver also was wearing a ski mask.