The is warning parents and students to be on a lookout for a male driver offering rides to children.
On Monday, and sent out a letter to parents regarding an incident that happened near the middle school last Friday morning, Oct. 21.
According to the letter:
"A female student reported that a man in a white minivan with tinted windows offered her a ride while she was walking to school. Despite the student’s refusal, the man persisted by telling her that she would be late and that he had just dropped his child off at school for band."
School officials were notified that afternoon and filed a report with the Pierce County Sheriff’s office.
Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said they currently don't have any specific description of the driver, and no other incidents have been reported. However, local law enforcement and School Resource Officers (SRO) are aware and are on the lookout as they patrol all Peninsula School District schools, he said.
The schools are also making sure parents talk with their kids about safety.
"This is a good time to remind your children of how to stay safe at bus stops and on their way to school by walking with a partner or in a group and reporting any suspicious activity to an adult," stated in the letter.
If you have any information regarding the incident or witness any suspicious activity, call at 253-851-2236 or at 253-798-4940.