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Man tries to lure CCSD middle school girl into his vehicle

Jennifer Kastner

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Man tries to lure CCSD middle school girl into his vehicle

CREATED Jan. 30, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- School officials say a man tried to lure a CCSD north side valley girl into his vehicle while she was walking home alone from school.

In a letter released on Thursday, Clifford Findlay Middle School staff reports it was just made aware of Wednesday's incident on Thursday morning.

The school claims once of its middle school girls was approached by an adult African-American male between the ages of 20 and 30, driving a white van/truck, while the student was walking home from school. The incident happened near Smith's on Camino Al Norte.

According to the letter, the man attempted to get the student into the car by asking questions about where she lives. The student was alone and ran home. The vehicle was driving in the opposite direction and did a U-turn to follow her.

Parent Stephanie Holguin told Action News, "It makes me sick. It makes my stomach turn. I worry about the kids. My son walks to school by himself. [He] walks home by himself. The kids are always out in the neighborhood playing."

Charlene Mannila's 13-year-old son goes to nearby Brian and Teri Cram Middle School, where she says a letter about the threat also went home to parents on Thursday. "It makes me fear for my children. Do I need to quit my job so I can take all of my children to and from school everyday [and] so I know that they can arrive there safely and I don't have to worry about their safety?"

Findlay Middle School reports that law enforcement is aware of the incident and is currently investigating.

Anyone with more information can contact Metro's Crimes Against Youth & Family Bureau at 828-3421, Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or Clark County School District Police Dispatch at 799-5411.

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