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Temple police investigate kidnapping of student waiting on school bus

Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 17:54:05-04

TEMPLE, TX — Temple police are investigating a kidnapping that happened Thursday morning as a high school student was waiting on a school bus.

The incident occurred between 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at West Avenue O and South 9th Street in Temple.

"The victim said four black males exited a silver sedan and forced the victim into the vehicle," said officials.

The victim was able to escape the kidnappers and contact police. He was found in a rural area south of Little River-Academy by railroad employees who called the police.

Temple PD is working with Temple ISD on the situation. "Officers will have a heightened awareness during transportation hours," said officials.

The criminal investigation division is investigating the incident. No other details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500.