D12 Alerts Parents To Luring Incident

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Parents are on alert after a suspicious man tried to lure a teenager into his van. District 12 sent out an e-mail warning to parents Wednesday morning.

Colorado Springs police say a 16-year-old boy was walking home from school when a man in a white van approached him and offered a ride home. The teen refused, and the stranger took off.

The man inside the van was described as being college-aged. The vehicle is a white, delivery-style van with tinted windows.

The incident happened last month, but wasn’t reported until recently, which is why the district’s e-mail was delayed until now.

11 News asked for reaction from the district superintendent, but we were told he is out of town.

If you have any information that could help police in this case, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


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  • by Nancy Location: South Carolina on Apr 26, 2012 at 07:42 AM
    Maybe the 16 year didn't tell anyone till now. Could he be out of town on school business or a funeral? Seems like people are jumping to conclusions before getting the facts.
  • by Another D12 parent Location: colorado springs on Apr 25, 2012 at 08:25 PM
    He can have his vacation next month when school is out for the summer. D12 has a habit of letting us parents know too late. District 12 is so caught up in recycling, marathons ,food drives, loud and proud being noticed that they are missing whats really important, the children and their safety. I would like too see more district 12 parents speak out. We see things and here things but we are out numbered by district 12 staff who have let their authority and power go to their heads.
  • by KKTV SUCKS Location: Right Here on Apr 25, 2012 at 07:58 PM
    Really KKTV? You didn't "hide out" and ask parents what they thought and what their reaction was to just finding out? Why the "special treatment" for D12? Yet when other school districts have this same thing happen...you are ALL OVER the parents with leading questions. Who's paying you guys off? Oh yeah, use the excuse that this was just "recently" reported but yet when this same thing happened in another district and the police were to blame, you REAMED the other school district.
  • by D12 Parent Location: Cs on Apr 25, 2012 at 06:35 PM
    Well he is allow a vacation, but that doesn't excuse him not notifying the parents in the district of the situation. There is nothing in the report that says the young man just reported it..in fact if that was the case why wasn't that stated in the E-mail sent to D12 parents? They made it sound like it just happened.
  • by D12 parent Location: Springs on Apr 25, 2012 at 05:44 PM
    Sheesh....I'm quite certain the superintendent is most likely doing the job he is paid for. Most of us do get vacation and go out of town from time to time.
  • by D12 Parent Location: Cs on Apr 25, 2012 at 05:18 PM
    Are you kidding me?! This incident happened last month and we are just hearing about it?? What else is going on that we are not finding out. I would say the superintendant needs to spend less time going out of town and more time doing his job that he gets paid very well to do! I am furious that us as parents were not notified the minute the school found out,the kids should be the number one priority to the school,not if the school district looks perfect on paper!
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      by SARA on Apr 25, 2012 at 05:41 PM in reply to D12 Parent
      If you read the article, it sounds as though the incident was not reported by the teenager until recently. Holding the superintendent responsible for information he did not receive until recently is pointless. I think it's really important for parents and educators to talk to children about the safest way to handle a situation like this and encourage them to report things immediately. I'm thankful the teenager said no and that person in the white van did not take things any further.
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