Deputies, parents on high alert for a school predator in Whittier

- Sheriff’s detectives are questioning students at California High School in Whittier about a suspicious man seen near campus who allegedly tried to lure them into his car.

The incident reportedly happened after school last Wednesday around 3:30p.m. about half a mile from campus.

Two male students reported to LA Sheriff’s deputies that the man tried to get them to approach his car, but it’s unclear exactly what the suspect said to the students, according to a representative with the Whittier High School Union District.

The man is described as Caucasian, 50 to 55-years old, with grey hair and glasses. The car he was driving is described as a silver or grey four-door sedan with light grey interior.

The school is asking any other students who may have had contact with him to call 9-1-1.

Meantime, sheriff’s deputies are stepping up patrols in the area, according to a safety alert that went out to parents.

Since the incident happened off campus, the school is reminding students to walk home in groups and use major streets to remain visible.

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