A student on his way to Leavitt Middle School was approached by a suspicious man prompting the school to send students home with a letter informing parents of the situation.
The student was walking when he was approached by a man who was driving a compact white car.
The man began peppering the boy with questions in what appears to be an attempt to gain the boys trust and engage him in conversation.
He then told the boy to get into his vehicle.
Fortunately the boy did not get into the car and instead ran to a nearby bus stop.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School recommends that children,
If parents are unable to walk their children to the bus stop, it is recommended that they make arrangements with the parents of other neighborhood children to have their children walk together for increased safety.
Parents should plan out their children’s route and instruct them not to deviate from that route.
Sexual predators will often try to lure children with candy or money and are known to ask for assistance in finding a non-existent lost pet.
Children should regularly be warned of the dangers to keep it fresh in their minds.
Anyone with information about the incident to urged to contact Las Vegas Metro Police at 702- 828-3421.
To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.