CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The Calallen Independent School District sent out a warning Wednesday reminding parents of a recent case of "stranger danger."
At around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the 3700 block of Emory Street after receiving reports that a 10-year-old girl had been approached by a male attempting to kidnap her.
According to police, the male approached her around 3:20 p.m. near the intersection of Emory and Rushing and told her that her parents had sent him to pick her up. As he got closer, the girl ran to safety.
An image of the possible suspect vehicle -- a blue SUV -- was captured on nearby surveillance footage and released Tuesday by the Corpus Christi Police Department.
On Wednesday, Calallen ISD Superintendent Dr. Arturo Almendarez sent the following notice to parents:
"Due to a recent incident in the Northwest area, we are actively addressing "Stranger Danger" and other relevant topics to keep our students informed and aware of the dangers in today's society. We ask that you also visit with your children about being aware of their surroundings and what to do if a stranger approaches them. Please remind them not to get into a car with someone they do not know for any reason. We also recommend that you speak to your children about traveling in pairs, especially at bus stops and walking home from school. Please reinforce the need to be safe and aware of their surroundings at all times. If you become aware of a possible situation, please notify the police and campus administration of your concerns as soon as possible. We look forward to working together with parents and our community to bring awareness to students regarding dangers in today's world."
Meanwhile, police are looking for a suspect. He was described as a male between 30-40 years of age. He stook about 5-foot-6 and had short dark hair with some gray in it. He also had a circular tattoo on his arm and was wearing a sleeveless shirt and blue jeans.
Officers are also asking that residents in the area of Emory and Rushing check their own surveillance cameras to see if any suspicious activity was captured.
If you have any information that can help police, please call the CCPD at 361-886-2600.
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