Assistant Superintendent for Clarke County Public Schools, Rick Catlett sent out an Alert Now message about a suspicious vehicle in Berryville at approximately 2:30 Thursday afternoon. The text of the alert is below.
The following message is not meant to alarm parents, but to inform you that earlier today CCPS and law enforcement received reports of a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of school bus stops at or near the Berryville streets of Page, Moore, and Cameron. Information at this time is vague, but it was reported that an individual in a dark colored van, possibly dark blue, may have offered candy to children and/or asked for help finding a lost pet. Currently, this is all the information we have and we ask that you remind your children not to speak to an unknown person and to report such attempted contact to you, law enforcement, or school staff.
The safety and security of our children is of utmost importance and we will continue to work with law enforcement to keep our children safe.