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DEVELOPING: Spokane Public Schools: Man Tries To Take Child From Hamblen Elementary

This was the letter sent home to parents This was the letter sent home to parents

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS: School resource officer who responded also just spoke with us, wants SPD detectives to follow up.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS: Principal: "It's time for us to really get out there and protect our children."

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS: Principal: "this is a brave little girl" who gave a great description of the suspect. Parents getting a letter, phone message.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS: Principal: the girl who was approached this morning had just dropped her off near school on Crestline when it happened.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS: Principal: similar situation happened in Dec, same description of suspect and car involved. Are ramping up security.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS: Principal: man told girl "you're parents don't want you to go school today, I'm supposed to drive you home." She said no.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KELSEY WATTS: Principal: suspect described as man, 5'11", in early 40s, driving dark or black SUV. He grabbed girl on the shoulder.

KHQ.COM - We're learning from Spokane Public Schools that a man tried to grab a child that was entering the grounds of Hamblen Elementary this morning. The man came out of the forest and tried to grab the child. Luckily the child GOT AWAY. The same thing happened in December. We're working on gathering you more details. A news conf. is schedule for 2pm. Watch KHQ Local News at 5 and 6 for the very latest.

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