School issues alert after reports of children being approached in Sandbridge

School issues alert after reports of children being approached in Sandbridge

School issues alert after reports of children being approached in Sandbridge

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 11 at 11:06 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH - A Virginia Beach school warned parents about a report that someone tried to approach children at bus stops.  

An Alert Now message from the principal at Red Mill Elementary School went out Tuesday afternoon, advising parents about two adults approaching children in Sandbridge on that morning  and it asks anyone seeing anything suspicious to call police right away.

Jeff Barba with Va. Beach Schools told 13News Now Wednesday that the principal reacted to a concerned parent's phone call and sent the alert out of concern and wanted to communicate with the school community.

After checking with police, it's been determined none of the information contained in the alert was accurate, he stressed. 

Police told 13News Now that someone reported seeing people in a vehicle talking to a student and was concerned; however, officers had not been contacted by any child or parent about any potentially criminal acts.  Specifically, two people had talked to a middle school-aged child and later to an adult. 

ALERT NOW MESSAGE:
Dear Parents:
Please be aware that we have heard a report that 2 adults approaching children at bus stops in Sandbridge this morning. To be on the safe side, please make sure that a parent or adult is supervising your child's bus stop in the morning.
If you see anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, please contact the police immediately.
Thank you for helping to make sure that all our Red Mill students are safe.

 

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