MUSD issue 'stranger danger' alert

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Marana Unified School District has issued a 'stranger danger' alert, after an incident that happened near Marana High School.

The following letter was sent out to parents from MUSD:

September 17, 2013 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Because the safety of our students is a top priority, we want to make you aware of an incident which occurred yesterday morning near one of our District school bus stops. 

At approximately 8:30 a.m., a Marana High School student was walking to the bus stop located at West Orange Grove Road and North Gemstone Road. A male, driving a four door blue jeep, drove alongside the student and asked the student multiple questions including name and school location. The student did not respond and continued to walk to the bus stop. The driver of the vehicle drove down the street and was seen repeatedly driving back and forth near the school bus stop. The student was not harmed and the Pima County Sheriff's Department was notified and a report filed. 

The driver of the vehicle is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 40 years old, with a mustache. The vehicle is described as a four door blue jeep. 

As always, we are committed to our students, staff and our community at large and respectfully request you to continue to assist us. Often our parents and community members can be our best eyes and ears in the protection of our students and our neighborhood. Also, during your conversations with your child, please continue to emphasize the importance of being aware of surroundings, being watchful of each other, walking together in groups, not talking to strangers, and reporting any concerns to an adult or authority. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Pima County Sheriff's Department at 520-351-4900 if you have any information regarding this incident or other safety concerns. 

Thank you, 

MUSD Administration

Warning parents and students about an incident that happened at a bus stop near Orange Grove and Sandario.

The incident began Monday morning after a man in a Jeep drove alongside some students and tried to engage the students in a conversation.  The students ignored the man, but authorizes stated the man kept driving around the area near the bus stop.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 40s with a moustache, he was driving a blue four-door jeep.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pima County Sheriff's Department – (520) 351-4900.