MUSD warns of possible 'stranger danger' incident - Tucson News Now

MUSD warns of possible 'stranger danger' incident

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MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Marana Unified School District sent a letter home to parents Tuesday to say police are investigating a possible stranger danger incident near a district bus stop.

A Coyote Trail Elementary School student walked away from the bus stop on Silverbell, north of Cortaro Road around 2:15 p.m. when a man, sitting in a white van, told the student to "come on" and motioned with his hand for the student to walk toward the van, according to the letter.

The student immediately left unharmed and the car was seen leaving the area.

Marana Police officials said they believe this was an isolated incident but more officers will be present in the area, the letter stated.

Police described the suspect as an older, white man with short, white facial hair who wore sunglasses and a black baseball hat. He reportedly drove a white van with rust around the windows.

District officials urged parents to talk to their kids about the importance of being aware of their surroundings, walk in groups, not talk to strangers and report any concerns to an adult or authority.

The public can direct questions about this incident to the Marana Police Department at (520) 382-2000.

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