BREAKING NEWS: Man Posing As Deputy Sought
Impostor tries to get Saugus High Student to come with him.
Today, a man approached a Saugus High School student and identified himself as an undercover Narcotics Investigator.
According to Saugus High Principal Bill Bolde, the man then asked the student to come with him to assist with some surveillance.
The girl did not go with him, and is safe. Instead, she wisely called her father, who then reported the incident to school officials, and Sheriff's Deputies were called in.
The incident occurred around 7:00 this morning, as the girl was walking from her car to her first class.
He is described as a male Hispanic in his 20's with dark hair and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and tie, driving a light green 4 door sedan.
If anyone has any information about this incident, contact the Sheriff's Department immediately at 255-1121.
Parents are urged to tell their children not to ever go with a stranger. If someone is posing as a police officer, as was the case today, Sgt Gerri McCorkle of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says that you should call the Sheriff's Station.
Saugus High School Principal Bill Bolde said that his staff took immediate action. After the incident, the school was on heightened alert, and an email with the story and a description of the man was sent to all staff, who were told to read it to their classrooms.
With the help of the Hart District Office, notification was also sent to administrators at the other Jr. Highs, High Schools, and even the elementary school districts.
Saugus also has an "Ed Connect" system, which allowed the school to notify over 5,000 parents by phone in one shot.
Extra deputies have been assigned to the school for the time being.