Vista sheriff's deputies and school leaders are warning parents about a stranger seen lurking around Casita Elementary School.
Parents said they received an email and a phone call about a suspicious man on campus, and they say he’s been there before.
“There was a guy wandering around that they’ve seen a couple times,” parent Veronica Torres said,
School staff said the man parked his silver Mercedes C230 four-door near the entrance where the kids are picked up from school.
No one is allowed on campus without a badge. School officials said that when the principal approached the man, he left without incident.
The sheriff’s department said the man did not commit a crime. Nonetheless, the school has reminded students not to walk home alone or talk to strangers.
“I've had had the conversation with my daughters to not talk to people they don't know, but also to let others know if there's someone that has been taking to them," parent Jim Teiper said.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. They encourage parents, teachers and students to report any suspicious activity.