Stranger danger for elementary students in Sierra Vista - Tucson News Now

Stranger danger for elementary students in Sierra Vista

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

In a bizarre incident on Wednesday, April 12, a student at Huachuca Mountain Elementary was grabbed by a stranger and the man told the student he had killed the child's mother and was going to take him home, according to a Sierra Vista Unified School District Facebook post.

SVUSD posted the incident on its Facebook page, stating the boy was not hurt and that he reported what happened to the school's office, police were called and the student's parents were contacted.  The student was able to provide a description of the man.

A short time later, Sierra Vista police received a call about a man matching the description given by the student. The man appeared intoxicated and knocked on a door and asked for a phone charger.  Hours later, a man matching the description was caught by officers who were responding to a report of a stolen laptop in the same area. 

The school administration is asking that if the man, described by the SVPD as black, 32 years of age, 6-foot tall and weighing 140 pounds with short black dreadlocks and brown eyes, be arrested for trespassing if he attempts to access the school or is seen on school property.  

According to the post, letters were sent home with Huachuca Mountain Elementary students explaining what happened. The district is encouraging parents to speak with their children that if they SEE something, they should SAY something.  

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