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Two incidents of suspicious incidents near schools
School District No. 57 is warning parents about two incidents involving a stranger on or near school sites.
On Nov. 13 at about 12:10 p.m., an 11-year-old was walking home for lunch from Ron Brent Elementary when she noticed a grey truck with bars on top that seemed to be following her.
The man inside the truck tried to "pick her up", but didn't get out of the truck. The student ran to the nearby Kia dealership.The RCMP was contacted.
The vehicle is described as a small older grey single cab pickup truck with a roof rack. No licence plate was obtained.
The man is described as being in his mid-30's, bald and Caucasian.The second person of concern was spotted on or near the Blackburn Elementary School site. He seems to be in his mid-20s and was wearing a long black woollen coat, jeans and boots. He's been seen wearing a white hoodie under the coat.
His hair is closely shaved to his head and he has a scruffy, unshaven face.Investigators are requesting to speak to the driver of the 1997 white Chevrolet Venture minivan bearing BC licence plate 242NBW and are asking that he call the Detachment at (250)561-3300 or attend the Detachment at 999 Brunswick Street to speak to an officer.
The principal spoke with the man, and contacted the RCMP as a precautionary measure.
The RCMP have a file number on this case and have put out extra patrols in the area.Safety protocols including class by class discussions and a newsletter to Blackburn Elementary parents are being sent out today according to a letter regarding the incidents from Lisa Carson, assistant superintendent.