A report of a stranger luring trying to lure a Lakeside Middle School student into his car Wednesday morning was not an attempted kidnapping but a case of annoying a child, deputies confirmed.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said the student was walking to school just before 8 a.m. along Woodside Avenue and Winter Gardens Boulevard when a man driving a blue car approached.
The student ignored the man and kept walking. Once at school, the student reported the incident to school staff, who in turn alerted authorities, according to the sheriff's department.
Lakeside Middle School sent out a letter to parents Wednesday that said the man was a passenger in a car driven by a woman. The man pointed to the student and made motions calling the student his way. The school says the driver never rolled down his window or made verbal contact.
"We urge all students to report anything suspicious and we investigate any incidents that may involve the possible safety of LMS students going to and from school. Please talk to your child and remind them if anybody does anything suspicious, report it immediately and do not hesitate to contact law enforcement if they feel something might be wrong," the letter said.
The SDSO is investigating the incident. The sheriff's department said Thursday this case is considered a case of annoying a child, not attempted kidnapping.
Lakeside Middle School is located at 11833 Woodside Avenue in Lakeside and is about seven miles away from three other child luring attempts in the El Cajon area.
El Cajon police are searching for a man suspected in two child luring attempts this week at Flying Hills Elementary School in El Cajon.
The agency is also searching for a driver who made lewd comments and gestures to a 12-year-old Cajon Valley Middle School student Monday morning as she walked to school.
El Cajon police have not said if they believe any of the incidents to be connected.
No other information was available.
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