Parents alerted of alleged attempted luring of students walking to Truman Middle School

Staff writerSeptember 16, 2013 

Truman Middle School principal Justina Johnson sent a note home to parents about an alleged attempted luring of two students on the way to school Monday.

The Truman students were walking about 7:45 a.m. by North 30th and Pearl Street, when a man wearing a red sweatshirt with the school’s logo allegedly pulled up to them in a white Honda and offered them a ride to school, the note said.

The students refused, and when he persisted and told them to get into the car, they ran off and the driver pulled into a nearby parking lot, the note said.

The notice described the suspect as black, in his 20s or 30s.

Tacoma Public Schools spokesman Dan Voelpel said the students told staff more than two hours after the incident, and that the district immediately reported the incident to Tacoma police.

No one matching the suspect description was found when they checked the area, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

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