Rancho Bernardo High School warned parents to be on the lookout after administration received reports of a man exposing himself to students.
San Diego police report a 16-year-old was approached Monday around 6:30 a.m. while she was walking to a bus stop at Poblado Road and West Bernardo Drive. A man followed the teenager and nearly touched her police said. The girl ran to the bus stop and the man ran to his car according to police.
Minutes later, at 7:05 a.m., police said the same man approached an 18-year-old at the corner of Calle Saucillo anad Avenida Alcachofa. The man exposed his genitals, asked her a vulgar question and then ran.
Later that day, RB High School’s principal sent an email to parents informing them of the two incidents and reminding them that students “should never walk alone if possible and should always be aware of their surroundings.”
Parents were surprised to learn of the incidents so close to the high school. Some told NBCSanDiego they will take extra precautions.
“I'll keep an eye, an active eye on her, especially If a stranger approaches her,” said parent Sangita Doshi. “I have to let her know. Educate her.”
Nancy Johnson sent a text to her daughter immediately after learning the news.
“She can't walk around by herself out here at all. She has to go straight to school and be picked up straight off school grounds,” Johnson said.
Witnesses described the man as white, in his mid 50s, between 5’9” and 6’0” with a thin build. The suspect had long gray hair and was seen leaving a newer model dark blue, 4-door compact car police said. Witnesses said the suspect was wearing a dark blue pullover sweater with khaki pants.
Anyone with information concerning these cases is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.