Man wanted for groping middle school student on her way to school in Frankford, officials say

Police in Philadelphia are searching for a man who allegedly groped a middle school student while she was walking to school on Thursday morning. 

A spokesperson for the School District of Philadelphia said the incident happened just before 8 p.m. as the 13-year-old was on her way to Warren G. Harding Middle School in Frankford. 

According to officials, a man asked the girl for her Instagram page then grabbed her and touched her inappropriately on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street.

The girl ran to Harding Middle School where officials say she was "consoled by a safety officer." The school contacted the girl's parents and called the Philadelphia Police Department. 

Authorities shared a photo of the suspect, estimated to be around 20-years-old, who was seen wearing all dark clothes with black and yellow hi-top Nike Air Jodan shoes.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect's whereabouts is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.