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West Valley parents concerned after school alert sent out

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WEST VALLEY, Wash.-- Thursday, the West Valley School District sent an email alert to parents, warning them about two events of possible child luring.

Both happened last week and many parents are wondering why they're just hearing about it now.

Friday, more details came out about the incidents last week.

In one case, it was just a misunderstanding that has been cleared by the Sheriff's Office.

However, Yakima Police are calling the other case a suspicious incident and not an attempted luring, at a bus stop near 87th and Coolidge Avenues.

Parents are still concerned though and Superintendent Mike Brophy says that's why he decided to send the alert, even before they had all the details about what actually happened.

"We're sorry if we caused any false alarm. But once it was two threats, hadn't heard back the results of closing out the first one, we decided at that point that we would notify parents," said Brophy.

Many parents we spoke to wondered why they weren't told after the first report.

Brophy says he just didn't have all the facts yet, and decided to wait before alerting them.

Police have increased patrols near school bus stops since the incident, just as a precaution. And parents say they've noticed and are more careful now too.

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