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Hillsboro police warn parents of a stranger danger near a school

Posted: Updated: Dec 7, 2012 04:47 PM
HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) -

Hillsboro police are warning students and parents of a stranger danger in one neighborhood.

The warning comes after two students reported that a man came up them as they left Brown Middle School on Thursday afternoon.

Hillsboro police said they added extra patrols in and around Brown Middle School after it happened.

The students told the school resource officer that the man drove up next to them while they were walking down Jay Street, a few blocks from campus.

Police said the students reported the man asked them their names but the kids didn't reply so the man drove off.

Now, parents in the area are keeping a close watch on their kids and even walking them home to be safe.

"It's really scary because this is a good neighborhood we've always felt safe. You know we leave our garage door open and sometimes the door unlocked during the day. It's kind of scary to think about something like this happening, especially when my daughter is walking by herself," said Rachel Gapsin, a concerned parent who is now walking her kids to and from school.

Schools in the area are reminding students to walk in pairs and not talk to strangers.

Police said even though no crime was committed, they would like to know what that man was looking for and why he stopped to talk to those kids.

The man is described as a white man in his 40s with a possible accent.

He was seen driving a small, silver colored SUV.

Anyone with any information about this case should call Hillsboro police.

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