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Suspicious vehicle reported near Alpine middle school

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 20:58:34-05

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) — Sheriff's deputies are investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle near an East County school.

Students walking to and from Joan McQueen Middle School Wednesday said they saw a vehicle slow down next to them as they were heading to school. This was near Victoria Drive and Sneath Way, according to the Alpine Union School District. The students became concerned and reported the incident, according to San Diego Sheriff's investigators.

The driver or passenger didn't talk to or touch the students. The school district added that there were two instances in which the reported vehicle slowed near students as they walked.

The school district sent a message out to parents saying, "we have asked all campuses to be vigilant about safety. I hope you will partner with us in our efforts to keep our children safe by appropriately talking about this incident at home and discussing how to practice proactive safety skills."

Students described the vehicle as a light-colored truck, possibly white, and lifted. In the meantime, deputies and senior volunteers will be conducting extra patrols around schools, according to SDSO.

Deputies say if you see something suspicious or are a victim of a crime, for non-emergencies call 858-565-5200 and in an emergency, call 911.

Another incident with a similar truck was posted on social media, but Sheriff's haven't confirmed whether they have received another report.