There is no necessity to suffer harassment by text. Block the messages. Your e-device enables that ability relatively simply; anyone under 15 can show you how to do it.
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In most states harassment via electronic communications is a criminal (and civil) offense. Contact local police and make a report.
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Although your question asks about whether the police will notify your parents if you make a report, I think you should really be more concerned about this individual who has gone beyond "text" and up to following you and your friend. I am assuming you are concerned that your parents would be alarmed and you may not look "cool" among your peers. Personally, if he is stalking either of you and "shows up places" he may show up at your home. Wouldn't you want your parents to know what is going on rather than be surprised.
Please put your (and your friend's) safety first and make the report to the authorities. I also think it would be prudent for you to let your parents as well as school officials know what is going on as well. Unfortunately we live in a society where things escalate out of control and people (after the fact) wonder why no one did anything.
It is not a sign of weakness, but of strength if you stand up for yourself and your friend. I wish you luck but more so I hope you both stay safe.