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KHSD Police: Man tried to lure Foothill High student on her way to school

Posted at 1:17 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 16:17:07-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Foothill High School student says she was approached by a man, who put his arms around her, while she was walking to school on Wednesday, Kern High School District Police said.

The girl told police she was walking to school about 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, when she stopped on Eucalyptus Drive near Orangewood.

She said an unidentified man, about 25 years old, approached her, put his arm around her shoulders and asked her to come with him.

The man was wearing black clothing and a blue baseball cap, according to KHSD.

The girl told police the man's advances were unwelcome, pushed him away from her and she continued walking to school. The man did not pursue the student, according to KHSD police.

Officers have not yet located or identified the suspect, but the investigation is continuing.

Kern High School District Police said they routinely patrol the areas surrounding our schools before and after school to enhance the safety of the students who walk to school. However, students are reminded to keep their safety in mind while on their way to school.

  • Students should avoid alleys or other secluded areas while walking to school.
  • Remain constantly aware of their surroundings and avoid strangers and other potential hazards and dangers.
  • Students who happen to experience any problems on their way to or from school are encouraged to report the situation to the school so that officials can assist them and take immediate measures to ensure their safety.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Kern High School District Police Dept. at 661-827-3218.