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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 letter sent to parents and students by El Capitan High School principal Laura Whitaker Tuesday warned them of a suspicious man allegedly tEl-Capitan-High-Schoolhreatening students.

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.