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October 15, 2012 (Alpine) – The Alpine Union School District today sent an email alert from Superintendent Tom Pellegrino warning of an older man who has twice attempted to persuade a female student to get in his car.  Below is the warning sent by the Superintendent today:

Alpine Union School District Parents,

This morning the district received information that last week an Alpine middle school student was approached on two separate occasions after getting off of the school bus, by an older man (estimated to be 60+ years old) in a silver car, and was asked if she needed a ride. The female student was walking along South Grade Road near LaForce. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has been involved and they are responding to the concern.

Please remind your students about strangers, arrange student walks to and from the bus or school to be in groups or with adults, and report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Department and AUSD immediately.

Alpine Sheriff's contact info: 619-659-2600 or dispatch at 858-565-5200

AUSD contact info: 619-445-3236


Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Tom Pellegrino





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