Child Luring Reports Have School Districts On High Alert - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Child Luring Reports Have School Districts On High Alert

Posted: Updated:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Several school districts in the area are taking measures to keep students safe and alert parents of recent child luring and suspicious incidents.

The Central Valley School District says that lately it seems like it has had more reports of suspicious persons following students home than usual. 

"Just in the last three or four weeks there have been four cases that we can think of that have happened, so it does feel like it's picking up," said Central Valley School District Public Information Officer Melanie Rose.

In some cases, students report being followed home. While in others, kids have reported someone pulling up next to them in a car and asking if they need a ride home.

The most recent incident in the Central Valley School District happened February 28th, near Progress Elementary along Adams, north of Broadway.

Two fifth grade girls and one first grader were walking home after school around 3:00 p.m. when they noticed an older, bearded man in a white car following them. The students said the car followed them slowly and stayed with them as they walked down the street. The girls were able to cut through a backyard and make it home, but say the car parked in front of their house for about ten minutes before leaving.

The school district says at least three other similar incidents were also reported by students within the last several weeks. Each time it happens a letter is sent home to notify parents and give suggestions on how to keep their kids safe.  

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • One year later: remembering murder victim Delbert Belton

    One year later: remembering murder victim Delbert Belton

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:25:44 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friday marked one year since World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was killed. On August 22nd, 2013, Belton was beat to death in his car, outside of Eagle's Lodge in the 6400 block of N. Lidgerwood Ave.One year after Belton's death, friends gathered outside Eagle's lodge to remember their friend.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friday marked one year since World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was killed. On August 22nd, 2013, Belton was beat to death in his car, outside of Eagle's Lodge in the 6400 block of N. Lidgerwood Ave.One year after Belton's death, friends gathered outside Eagle's lodge to remember their friend.
    More >>
  • Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

    Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:54:07 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters. The new helicopters will replace the aging Air One chopper that the Sheriff's office uses right now. On Friday we got a first hand look at one of the two helicopters, which were donated by the U.S. Army and cost taxpayers nothing.More >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters. The new helicopters will replace the aging Air One chopper that the Sheriff's office uses right now. On Friday we got a first hand look at one of the two helicopters, which were donated by the U.S. Army and cost taxpayers nothing.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.