Innisfail Mounties warn parents of possible child luring attempt near school

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 19, 2017 - 11:48am

Mounties in Innisfail are investigating a case of suspicious activity near John Wilson Elementary School earlier this week.

The incident occurred on Wednesday between 3:10 and 3:20 p.m. when an elderly woman approached a student as school was being let out for the day.

Police say a large number of parents and other students would have been outside at the time.

The woman and a man, both between 50 and 60-years-old, were driving a four-door car with black on the bottom and red on the top. Police say they asked a young student to get into their car.

The child refused and went back into the school to report the incident to staff.

"We immediately increased the level of vigilance on playground supervision at recess and after school at all local schools," says Chinook's Edge Superintendent Kurt Sacher in a letter sent to parents on Thursday. 

"As always, every Chinook's Edge school employs the highest level of safety protocols at all times, and those exacting standards remain in effect every school day of the year. We assure you that your child's school day proceeded as per usual today."

If anyone has information about this incident, they should contact Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342.

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