An attempted abduction occurred Thursday afternoon near La Costa Heights Elementary School, the Encinitas School District Superintendent confirmed.
Families were notified Friday that a 4th grade student was walking alone on Levante in Carlsbad.
A man in a white van with tinted windows approached the student at 2:25 p.m. and asked if he needed a ride, police said.
The student described the man as having a "buzz cut."
The student said "No" and ran, according to the superintendent's message.
The Carlsbad Police Department is investigating the report.
Police were notified at 8:30 p.m. by a parent who requested an extra patrol around the school.
The school is located northeast of Encinitas, west of Rancho Santa Fe Road and south of La Costa Avenue.
The location of the attempted abduction is approximately seven blocks west of the school.