Principal: Man threatened students walking to school
LAKESIDE, Calif. – San Diego Sheriff’s Department is investigating allegations of man following a group of El Capitan High School students and threatening another with a knife, according to school officials.
A group of girls on their way to school were followed by a man near a bus stop by Highway 8 Business and Los Coches Road around 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the principal.
After the students noticed the man, they ran to the Lamplighters Los Coches Mobile Home Park, Whitaker said.
A boy walking to school saw the situation and confronted the suspect, the principal said. The suspect threatened to use a knife against him.
The boy ran to the mobile home park where he and the other students called the Sheriff’s Department.
Students described the suspect as a dark-skinned man that is around 6-feet tall. He was wearing a hoodie and baggy pants and he walked with a limp.
As a precautionary measure, Whitaker said students should walk with a friend or group for safety.
Anyone with information about the incident or suspect has been asked to call 858-565-5200.