Corona del Sol High School student asked to get into stranger's car

Posted at 10:14 AM, Aug 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 08:44:09-04

A Tempe high school student was asked to get into a stranger's car on Friday, according to the Tempe Police Department. 

Police say after school on Friday, an older Hispanic man in a dark blue sedan asked a female Corona del Sol student to get into his vehicle. 

The student did not get into the vehicle and left the area to report the incident, according to a letter sent to parents obtained by ABC15.

Police say the incident happened just off school grounds near Corona del Sol High School. 

Officers are trying to locate this man to interview him about this incident. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Tempe Police Department. 

The following letter was sent out to parents of Corona del Sol High School:

August 26, 2017
Dear Corona Parents,
Safety of our students is our number one priority. With that in mind, I want to inform you that one of our students was approached by a stranger in a suspicious vehicle after school on Friday, August 25. The student was not on school grounds but near our campus.
A man in the vehicle asked the student to get into his vehicle. Thankfully, our student quickly left the area and reported the incident. 
The suspect was described as an older, Hispanic male who was driving an older model, dark blue sedan.
If you have any information about the incident, please contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or you can contact Corona del Sol Administration who are working closely with our school resource officer to ensure this incident is thoroughly investigated. We appreciate everything Tempe Police does every day to ensure the safety of our students. 
Below are some additional safety tips that you can discuss with your child. 
• Stay with a group. Always walk with at least one friend, two or three is even better.
• If a stranger offers you a ride, say “NO!” and stay far away from their car.
• If a stranger follows you in a car, turn around and go the other direction.
• Never leave school with a stranger.
• Tell a trusted adult if a stranger is hanging around the campus 
• Never accept things from a stranger.
• If a stranger asks you a question, do not talk to them. Run away.
• Do not go anywhere with a stranger.
• Watch out for cars and trucks at every driveway and intersection on your walk to school. Look for drivers in parked cars. They may be getting ready to move.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we appreciate your attention to this matter.
Nathan Kleve