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Suspicious man reported outside BES
10/3/2013 By: Times staff report
Bayfield schools sent out alerts Thursday afternoon to parents about a suspicious man taking photos of students during their morning recess at the elementary school on Mustang Lane.
The man was described as Hispanic looking, age 30 to 40, height of 5’9” or 5’10”, wearing jeans, T-shirt, and ball cap, driving a light gray four-door newer model Ford car.
The letter from Elementary/ Primary School Principal Diane Chambers said, “I thought you should know that a man was seen taking pictures of students from the outside of the fence during a morning recess today. The Marshals, teachers, and all Bayfield schools were notified immediately, and the Marshal’s department is conducting an investigation. Our staff was given a description of the person and the vehicle, and they are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our kids.”
She continued, “If your child walks to and from school, please remind them about the importance of walking with a group, as well as not talking to strangers. We will remain diligent about our safety practices, and I want you to know that the safety of our kids is our top priority.”
Chambers urged people to call police if they see anything suspicious.
Bayfield Marshal Joe McIntyre told the Times that deputies checked the area around BES as well as notifying the other schools. They also checked the grounds at other schools but didn’t find anything.
McIntyre said deputies would be at BES for Thursday afternoon dismissal and around the area.