A girl reported being followed by a stranger while on her way to school, San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed Thursday.
Parents received a message from Lindo Park Principal Nina Drammissi Wednesday informing them of the report.
An 11-year-old girl was walking to school when she saw a man wearing a black hoodie and blue shirt with gray sweat pants with a red stripe down the side was running toward her, according to a sheriff’s spokesperson.
The girl reported the man was never closer to her than 50 yards, officials said.
In her note, the principal suggested parents review safety procedures with students.
“The best defense is to run to another adult while making lots of noise,” Drammissi wrote.
Sheriff’s officials say that’s what the girl in this incident did. She turned away from the stranger and ran to the school to report what happened to her teacher.
Deputies searched the area but did not find anyone matching the girl’s description.