Windemere Principal Megan Lee-Wilfong sent a letter to families Monday saying a neighbor had reported a drone with "voice technology" talking to children who were playing on school grounds in the evenings and over the weekend. [...]
The kids said the drone talked to them in a computerized voice from what looked like a built-in speaker. "It keeps saying 'hey' until you reply," Jacen said.
The drone showed up sporadically above the playground multiple times two weeks ago. But last week, Gavin and Jacen said they saw the drone with their friends every day in the evening. Michael and Lois M. said they heard it, too.
Gavin and Jacen said their friends said "what" back to the drone, and the drone told them to follow it.
Michael M. said one of the children actually did. The child, one of Gavin's and Jacen's friends, started following the drone down the street to Dollar Tree, where the drone voice said it was going.
Couple says voice from drone tried to lure children away from Ellet playground