An attempted abduction at Scotten School was reported by the Grass Valley School District Thursday morning.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. Thursday, in front of the multi-purpose room in the main parking lot of the school.
The alleged victim, a 10-year-old boy, reported that a man walked up to him and asked him if he wanted a snack. When the boy declined, the man then asked him to get into his car, but the boy again turned him down and reported it to school staff.
The man initially was described as being young, about 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7, with black or brown curly hair worn in a pompadour style, and with a beard. He was reportedly wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt, possibly with white buttons.
Several witnesses saw the man and provided a slightly different description, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.
He was reported as being between 35 and 45 years old and “scraggly-looking,” Royal said.
He was carrying a black bag or backpack and reportedly was seen walking into the wooded area at the school, toward Rough and Ready Highway, and then possibly headed toward Grass valley.
Deputies conducted a search of the area, but did not locate the suspect, Royal said.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office at 530-265-1471.
The Grass Valley Police Department has been notified and the Sheriff’s Office will be doing extra patrols in the area, according to a message sent out by the Nevada County Office of Education.
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