San Diego

Strangers Offered Elementary School Students Ride Home: Principal

The principal said two students were approached by a man and a woman in a car after school

Law enforcement will increase patrols at Tierrasanta Elementary School through next week after two students were approached by strangers on their walk home Thursday.

Three patrol cars were stationed outside the school just off Clairemont Mesa Boulevard on Friday where Principal Sally Viavada said the students were walking home from school when a man and a woman in a car asked their names and offered them a ride.

The students didn’t recognize the man and woman and ran back to their school and reported what happened. The police were called immediately and a report was filed, Viavada said.

“I want you to know about this so that you may use it as an opportunity to speak with your children about safety and what to do in a situation like this. Education is our best tool!” the principal’s note said.

No other information was available.

In Santee, A 12-year-old boy walking home from Rio Seco School was a victim of a child luring attempt Thursday afternoon, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Police do not believe the two incidents are connected.

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