Suspicious Vehicle Report Prompts Alert From Schools

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.

 

Comments

  1. I am thankful for this notice but it would have been nice if they told jwms children and the high school children about this before some children walked home.. i think they are old enough to be told this infor .. just my little 2 cents …

  2. I don’t know about the middle school, but I heard a very clear and appropriate announcement at the high school before students were dismissed for the day.

  3. Congrats go out to the police dept. for handling this type of situation in a timely manor. However the individual that reported it seems to have dropped the ball on this one. Has’nt it already been reported that this individual waited several days before reporting this “suspicious vehicle” to the authorities? Now in all honesty, while I do not know for a fact if it was reported late or not. This much I DO know to be fact, while “The threat involved reports of a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of school bus stops” absolutely no school bus drivers were informed of this at all. Wow!! Thanks for the phone message that I received. But next time inform the persons responsible for dropping our kids off at these stops.

  4. Congrats go out to the police dept. for handling this type of situation in a timely manor. However the individual that reported it seems to have dropped the ball on this one. Has’nt it already been reported that this individual waited several days before reporting this “suspicious vehicle” to the authorities? Now in all honesty, while I do not know for a fact if it was reported late or not. This much I DO know to be fact, while “The threat involved reports of a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of school bus stops” absolutely no school bus drivers were informed of this at all. Wow!! Thanks for the phone message that I received. Next time inform the persons responsible for dropping our kids off at these stops.