Police search for man who tried to get student into his car

Posted at 2:26 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 16:03:53-05

A parent reported to a Killeen ISD elementary school that an unknown man tried to entice her son to get into his vehicle on Thursday.

According to Killeen ISD officials, the man tried to get the student into his vehicle after promising him a bicycle. Killeen ISD police are patrolling the area looking for the dark SUV that the student reported.

The suspect is described as a man in his mid to late 20s with a light brown beard. The vehicle was a dark blue four-door SUV or van.

The principle of East Ward Elementary School sent a recorded statement to parents:

“Hello, this is Norma Baker, principal of East Ward Elementary School, calling with important information regarding student safety. An East Ward parent reported to school officials today that a man in a dark SUV or van tried to entice her child to come to his vehicle yesterday about 3:40 p.m. The student reported that the man offered the student a bicycle to come to the vehicle. The student did the right thing – he ran back to the school and got away from the vehicle. I wanted to alert all parents about this incident and to urge parents to help us keep every student safe by asking students to always report to the school any time someone threatens their safety in any way. The safety of every student every day remains our very highest priority.”

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