Sacto 9-1-1
May 1, 2008
Stranger alert near Frontier Elementary

A parent of a student at Frontier Elementary School in the Foothill Farms neighborhood passes along an alert issued Tuesday by principal Ellen Giffin.

A male reportedly asked a student to get into his vehicle. The student didn't enter the car and was unharmed, but the school has asked the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department to provide additional security in the area through Friday.

Here is the principal's full message:

Hello, this is Ellen Giffin, principal at Frontier Elementary School. I am calling to inform you that one of our students reported that this afternoon while walking near our school, a white male, approximately 20 years of age, close shaven hair and a goatee asked her to get into his vehicle, a white Isuzu Trooper. The student did not get into the vehicle and was unharmed.

We have alerted neighboring schools of this situation and have asked the Sacramento County Sheriffs Department to provide additional security in the area for the rest of the week.

We feel that our parents should also be informed of this event. I encourage you to talk to your child about "Stranger Danger" and about being safe at all times. If you have any information about this incident or other suspicious activity, please call the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at 916-874-5115. If you have any additional questions or concerns about Frontier Elementary School, please feel free to call me directly at 916-566-1840.

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