Police say man tried to lure siblings into car in southwest Austin

Police say man tried to lure siblings into car in southwest Austin
Police investigating after young Austin students reportedly approached by man
nWILLIAMSON COUNTY – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is warning parents and students of a man possibly attempting to lure children from a middle school.

The man was spotted trying to lure two students from Grisham Middle School to his vehicle on the morning of Feb. 12.

In the letter dated Feb. 12, Principal Trana Allen said one of the school's students along with their sibling from Grisham Middle School was approached by a man near the Anderson Mill Baptist Church. The man, who was reportedly driving a white sedan, "approached them to get in his car," the letter said.

Police investigating after young Austin students reportedly approached by man

Parents are encouraged to remind their kids of “stranger danger.” Sheriff Robert Chody has issued a list of stranger danger safety tips.

AUSTIN, Texas – School officials sent out an alert to students and parents of Anderson Mill Elementary and Grisham Middle School after two students were approached by a stranger Monday morning. 

According to the letter siblings were walking to school when a man approached them in a white sedan and asked them to get in his car. 

The principal said the students safely avoided the situation and immediately reported it to an adult, who then notified police.

The children “safely avoided the situation” and reported it to an adult who then called police. 

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The Round Round Independent School District is asking parents to remind their children to take precautions to stay safe.

The Austin Police Department are working to find the suspect. APD said they will also be monitoring the area before, during and after school.

Police have not released a suspect description at this point in the investigation. 

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