Palm Beach School Officials On Alert After Abduction Attempts
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WELLINGTON (CBSMiami) – Students, parents and faculty at dozens of western Palm Beach County schools are on alert after reports of a man attempting to lure two students into his car.
According to the Palm Beach Post, no students were injured or abducted in the incidents reported last week, however, two school principals sent letters home and asked parents to warn their children.
Osceola Creek Middle School principal Dan Frank urged parents to talk to children about stranger danger.
The first incident involved an Emerald Cove Middle School student in Wellington last week. A 14-year-old girl told police a silver, four-door Toyota followed her to the bus stop and a man got out, opened his trunk and told her he wanted to show her something. He asked which school she attended. The school bus then arrived. She boarded it and called her father who reported the incident to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
That afternoon a similar car followed a 6th grade student from Osceola Creek Middle in Loxahatchee. He offered that student a ride home.
A Sheriff’s spokeswoman said deputies are on the lookout for the man. But added that investigators had little information other than that he was driving a silver car.