UPDATE: Spokane County Sheriff's Office: Child Luring Incident; Mead School District Notifies Parents
MEAD, Wash – A 6th grade girl reported two men in a Suburban tried to lure her into their SUV while she waited alone for a bus stop in a residential neighborhood around 8:30 a.m.
The girl is a student at Midway Elementary, and says she was approached at Lidgerwood & Bridle Trail Road.
A neighbor there said she was shocked to hear of the attempted luring, and that sometimes 15 elementary school kids wait around the corner from her home for the bus in the morning.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Department told KHQ as of 5:00 p.m. they had no leads as to who the suspects are or where they are from.
Jared Hoadley, the Executive Director of Student Services for the Mead School District told KHQ the girl ran away to a home in the area she knew was safe. The district sent out an alert to staff and parents before school got out, and Hoadley says a report like this is very unusual in the area.
Tonight, that little girl is being praised for doing the right thing and backing away from the suspects.
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