Mayport Middle School issues warning to parents about luring

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The principal of Mayport Middle School sent home a letter with students about a report of a stranger approaching a student at a bus stop who tried to coax the child into his car to go to his house.

The school resource officer was alerted to the incident that occurred before school at a bus stop near Cove Landing Drive. The parent alerted school security and contacted the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to see if a search for the individual was underway.

"Needless to say, we are quite concerned about this attempt and are committed to working cooperatively with both our Duval County Public School Police and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to contribute to a thorough investigation," Principal Katrina McCray wrote in the letter to parents and guardians.

McCray said the school teaches the students about safety and believes that and training learned at home led to the student's response.

"We applaud you for your role in educating your children about such danger," she wrote.

Anyone with any information about Tuesday morning's incident is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.