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Man approaches 2 young Boise students, prompting warning to parents

Parents and guardians of students at Cynthia Mann Elementary School were notified Wednesday of an incident where a man approached two students as they were walking home from school the day before.

It’s not clear that the man did anything inappropriate, but school officials wanted family members to be informed and keep an eye out, Boise School District spokesman Dan Hollar said.

The two students were approached at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. They told their parents and police that the man approached the students on Bluegrass Avenue, southwest of the school, according to a letter sent out by school Principal Tammy Burks.

Officers from the Boise Police Department took a report and forwarded it to the school resource officer. The police department said while it was concerning the man made contact with students, there was no attempted enticement.

The man’s vehicle was described as a dark gray sports car, possibly a Honda Civic.

“Safety and security of each of our students and staff members is a top priority for our school,” Burks wrote. “We commend these two students for coming forward with this information.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Boise Police Department at 377-6790.

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